Lyn Devon has racked up a lot of kudos in a short amount of time, and this concise collection of American sportswear, presented by appointment at Antony Todd's boutique, demonstrated why. "In this economy I want to offer women something that makes them happy and shows that they are optimistic," said Devon, an alum of Brown University and Parsons the New School for Design. She offered iconic pieces like the shirtdress, boyfriend blazer, and bomber jacket in beautiful textured fabrics, some printed, all in seductive colors. Cocktail options included jersey-topped, full-skirted dance numbers (with a whiff of Claire McCardell about them) and corseted strapless dresses—some accessorized with Bliss Lau for Lyn Devon metal belts. A coat-dress made up of a blown-out houndstooth print embellished with heat-pressed Swarovski crystals was the single flashy piece; otherwise, this was a lineup of upbeat and spirited classics that looked like solid investments in any financial climate.