Best Local Men's Clothing Designer - 2009
Eunice Lee was a Parson's grad toiling in the '90s for large companies such as DKNY and Colours by Alexander Julian before she finally threw up her hands and went into business for herself: Unis Inc., her appealingly cheery retail outpost on Elizabeth Street, soon followed. Lee's well-fitting, subtle-colors-saturated men's wear is almost reassuring to put on and, more importantly, isn't the least bit desperate for attention, even as it reliably draws compliments. Best of all is her fabric: soft, gauzy, and translucent. The clothes are manufactured in the area and—in the LES neighborhood where they're hawked—could easily double as the home-team uniform.