In a change of tack from last season's formal runway show, the Trovata team decided to showcase their Spring 2007 collection by throwing a party complete with a live band, margaritas, and even a raffle. All of the hullabaloo may have made the clothes seem like an afterthought, but this was, in fact, a better setting in which to appreciate the whimsical touches—like flamboyant linings and oversized, mismatched buttons—for which the young label is known.

Spring's quirky story line centers on a pair of divers in Cuba circa 1974, so the team showed a navy-and-white striped sweater and a strapless dress that looked like the bottom half of a double-breasted pea coat, along with faded preppy basics like khaki trenches, chambray shirtdresses, cuffed shorts, and crochet knits. Sunken-treasure necklaces and chunky charm bracelets by Subversive Jewelry's Justin Giunta, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, added a layer of cool to the modest collection.