Degen Fall/Winter 2015, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.

DEGEN
F/W 2015

  • Degen Fall/Winter 2015, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Degen Fall/Winter 2015, photographed backstage at Pier 59 Studios. Photograph for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Photographs of models backstage at the Degen Fall/Winter 2015 presentation at Pier 59 Studios New York. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Detail shot of Degen F/W15 collection by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Nails by Casey Herman for Degen F/W 2015. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Close up shot of a printed t-shirt with knitted detail, backstage at Degen F/W15 presentation at Pier 59 Studios. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Models backstage in makeup at Degan F/W15 collection at Pier 59 Studios in New York City. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • A knitted cropped tank, photographed backstage at Degen F/W15 presentation at Pier 59 Studios. Photo for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A model photographed backstage in a Degen F/W15 knit cap. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Detail shots of Degen Fall/Winter 2015 collection at Pier 59 in New York City. Photos for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A model and sculpture, photographed at Degen Fall/Winter 2015 presentation at Pier 59 Studios in New York City. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Clothing photographed backstage at the Degen F/W15 presentation at Pier 59 Studios by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Photographs backstage at Degen F/w15 collection at Pier 59 Studios in New York. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Photographs of Converse high-tops by Degen F/W15. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Photographs of a model and sculpture at Degen F/W15 presentation at Pier 59 Studios. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • The bottoms of a Degen F/W15 ensemble, photographed backstage at Pier 59 Studios in New York City. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Nails by Casey Herman for Degen F/W 2015. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models photographed backstage at Degen F/W15 collection at Pier 59 Studios NY. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • A knitted sculpture by Lindsay Degen, for the Degen F/W15 presentation at Pier 59 Studios. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Designer Lindsay Degan photographed backstage at Degan F/W15 collection at Pier 59 Studios in New York City. Portrait by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.

DEGEN F/W 2015

LARGER THAN LIFE KNITWEAR

Lindsay Degen, designer of New York knitwear label Degen, took this season’s inspiration from the oversized artwork created by Claes Oldenburg’s 1961 exhibition “Store.” The set for her presentation at Pier 59 Studios was composed of large colorful sculptural displays. Degen stated in the show’s notes, “This season, I found myself more frustrated than ever about the buyer system that is in place and the future of sales in the fashion world. Inspired by Oldenburg’s outlook on art & commerce, I decided to make larger-than-life sized sweater shaped art objects. I intended these pieces to read as one-of-a-kind and be recognized for their aesthetic worth and handmade beauty; not their wearability.” The handmade colorful unisex creations were characterized by rainbow patterns and consisted of cropped tank tops, sweatpants, leggings and shorts. Degen collaborated with illustrator Gretta Johnson on prints for the wearable “Print All Over Me” pieces. Each look was paired with white Converse high-tops, consisting of Degen knit accents. The beautiful, eclectic makeup was keyed by Mahasin Phillips for Inglot Cosmetics. And we must make note of the vivid waves and striped nails by artist Casey Herman using China Glaze Nail Lacquer. A refreshing part of this presentation was that Degen’s models were not from agencies, but rather friends of the designer; and they all came in different shapes and sizes. We found the entire collection very fun and playful, in character with the youth of today. Photography Alexander Thompson.