Male Box. The Best of New York Designers for Spring/Summer 2010

September 29, 2009 • Male Box


Joseph Ungoco for Second City Style Magazine

Whew – after an eight day marathon of runway shows and
presentations, it took all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to
put this fashion editor back together again – with a little help from
my manicurist of 10 years, a very talented Swedish masseur, a very
aggressive Eastern European aesthetician, and a slew of home hair
repair treatments! No matter what the Beauty Editors may say, looking
camera ready from 9 am to 9 pm for an entire week takes its toll on
even the most seasoned editor. At any rate, I’m glad that I’m
almost back to normal and ready to report on the best of what I saw
this past New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2010!

Last season, many of us agreed that presentations were a gift from the heavens in an already overpacked Fashion Week.
With a good pair of shoes and expert subway route planning, an editor
could easily hit 3 presentations in an hour between runway shows. This
season, some excellent designers came to my attention thanks to the
hard work of my expert Fashion Week Scheduler, James Collins. My Fashion Week actually began the day before the tents opened when I attended a delightful presentation of Mackage’s Spring/Summer 2010 Collection. This Canadian outerwear brand has long been a favorite of New York editors for winter coats, and they
recently introduced a line of “packables”, lightweight nylon jackets
and coats in a signature array of colors. Leave it to designers from a
Northern climate to truly understand that outerwear can be warm for
winter or waterproof for spring – and still be lightweight and
extremely stylish.
Your classic Burberry trench will have some competition for wear time next spring.

Luxury knows no season and fur designer Helen Yarmak,
best known for supplying discerning ladies with only the most supple of
sables, didn’t hold back for Spring/Summer 2010. On the terrace level
of New York’s landmark Crown Building, she presented an utterly
sophisticated collection of furs for women bound for exotic
destinations who might catch a chill in a private jet or poolside at
. The emerald green broadtail biker jacket – shown over a
nude maillot with matching Louboutins – was the stuff that fashion
editor’s dreams are made of.

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