>> There are always a couple of things you can expect from John Whitledge at Trovata: blazers, and plenty of Ivy League appeal. For Spring 2009, both expectations were met — a solid palette of navy and white kept the East Coast aesthetic going, but there were plenty of unexpected elements, too — the derriere-skimming white double-breasted jacket and sequin hot pants come to mind.
Guests entered through an old white school bus that John converted to run off vegetable oil — and will be "hitting the road" with: "Details to come." Models dipped the soles of their crisp white Keds in paint before stepping on the runway, providing a varicolored collage of footsteps on the white canvas catwalk as they walked. But in the end, it always comes down to the clothes — and those long, sheer shirtdresses were looking pretty good.