Trovata's Spring 09 collection had such an abundance of buffalo check that from across the showroom floor it almost looked like a Commes des Garcon diffusion line. This is meant, of course, as a compliment--we think it's a universally pleasing pattern. Of the buffalo check offerings, our favorite were a pair of trousers (left) that had a similar low-slung silhouette to Catherine Holstein's version over on the other side of the room. Other than that the Trovata collection was full of signature staples; oxford shirt dresses for the girls and blazers for the guys. One fantastic piece up-close was a thin maxi-length shirtdress that the pictures just don't do justice. That's no fault of Trovata; there are some garments that just look like a potato sack until you slip them on and move around a little bit. After all, far more offensive are the garments that only look nice on the hanger.