Trovata's John Whitledge dutifully revealed his influences for this season—the sexual and political undertones of Paris, circa 1968—backstage before the show, but as the liner notes put it, "at the end of the day, fashion, to us, is about having fun and designing clothing that people want to wear." That sense of free-spiritedness added a light touch to a line that has matured in recent seasons. Airy ruffled blouses, a well-proportioned wool bomber, and a drop-waist cotton dress with peekaboo petticoat all aimed for the playful sophistication inherent to Parisians and often imitated by others. In a crowded contemporary market, Trovata's look should stand out.