It wasn’t even noon when I found myself in front of a technicolor stage, full of models illuminated by color-changing lights and a giant, LED rainbow. Amongst them were three industrial knitting machines, where face-painted knitters sat swishing yarn to the beat of the music. A blonde model with tiny, dread-like braids giggled as she stepped down, activating the blinking lights in her shoes. Designer Lindsay Degen has made a name for herself on the New York fashion scene with her cheeky knits, and her latest collection is a colorful display of her fun, off-kilter aesthetic.
As a self-proclaimed lover of “general silliness,” Degens’ collection truly sets itself apart from pretty much everything else being shown this season. Not a single black leather jacket or downy fur collar was in sight, but instead a host of sweaters and bibs covered in evil eyes, neon tendrils, and rainbows. The twelve look collection featured clothing and accessories for men and women, ranging from undies to leggings to bioluminescent sweatshirts. But the most impressive of all? The light-up platforms are actually a collaboration of Degen and Croc, possibly marking the first time in history that Crocs actually looked really, really cool.
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