2009 February 18
Trovata - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) Trovata's John Whitledge may be a California surfer boy at heart, but he presented a Fall 2009 collection that was pure Ivy League prep. Though he cited "French culture in the late sixties with the sexual, political, and cultural undertones that were mounting at the time" as an influence, his collection of three-piece suits and bow ties (for guys and gals) seemed more Yale than Paris. Quirky details made appearances, of course--like cardigans buttoned wrong and, on the girls, ribbons tied around wrists and legs.