Taking Fashion to the Mat

Designer Trina Turk brings her love of color and form to her new yoga line.

Retailers such as Lululemon have dominated the women’s yoga-clothing market in recent years, but more yoga-loving fashion designers are getting into the game, creating comfy, trendy practicewear that also satisfies the fashionistas in the room. L.A.based designer Trina Turk is the latest on the scene with her new colorful line, Trina Turk Recreation.

Yoga Journal: Where do you practice?

Trina Turk:Silver Lake Yoga in Los Angeles, or in my living room.

YJ: Go-to pose?

TT:Triangle. I like the name of it, and it just feels great.

YJ: How does yoga help you balance your busy career?

TT: The most important thing I’ve learned in yoga is how to breathe. Just taking a few deep breaths does make such a huge difference when you’re stressed or nervous.

YJ: Post-class beauty tricks?

TT: Drink lots of water and throw on some cool sunglasses.

YJ: What was the inspiration behind Recreation?


TT: The pieces were designed to be layered for style, function, and comfort. These are tried-and-true activewear silhouettes infused with our unique design DNA.

YJ: Do you have a favorite from the collection?

TT: The Mini T Mid-Length Legging. Great fit and functional, and the print adds a pop of color and fun.

YJ: How does fashion fit into yoga?

TT: They are both about feeling good about yourself. Both can instantly elevate your mood, so why not combine them?
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