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PARIS Spring 2004

By Sedef Kokcuoglu
Photographs by Roger Mesquita

Trina Turk's collection was an instant hit with me because it so aptly exuded the innocent delight of youth. Like Christopher Bailey's designs for Burberry, Turk's work was cool enough for the hip, young crowd, but also classic enough for those with more sophisticated tastes. She used her trademark dog show prints to create irresistibly charming puff sleeve blouses, delightful silk scarves and adorable button down dresses intended for the wearing pleasure of Jackie-O fans. Trina's Fall Collection was like a breath of fresh air in an industry that is sometimes too eager to please urban rapper ghetto fabulous fashionistas. With pieces like her laurel canyon print corduroy

Natasha coats or her sandy heather Mickie skirts with poodle prints, Turk celebrated the timeless energy of "cute" optimistic clothes in her debut as a west coast designer. Coco Chanel, the woman who revolutionized fashion once said, 'Fashion does not exist unless it goes down into the streets." If this is the case Turk has a significant potential for success, for as she herself put it during a recent interview with WWD West, "I make stuff that people can actually wear. I'm perfectly happy with that. Our target customer is a woman who loves fashion but is not a fashion victim."

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