Born in California, her mother taught her to sew when Trina was 11 years old. Studying clothing design, she was employed with sportswear manufacturer, Britannia Jeans. Next she designed surf wear for Ocean Pacific. To enhance her career, Trina Turk took the next step and launched her own business in 1995 in which her line was sold by Barney’s New York, Fred Segal, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Inspired by the multicultural mix, architecture, and landscape of Los Angeles and California, the Trina Turk Collection is full of the Season’s most casually sophisticated – and “must have” designs. Trina’s philosophy is to create optimistic fashion that incorporates the best aspects of classic Americana. The collection has become known for gorgeous signature prints. Trina has drawn constant inspiration from the cocktail party and poolside lifestyle of the desert. In Spring 2009, Trina will launch a hosiery “guest designer” line with Hue, and a printed fabric collection for the home industry.