Katie Gallagher presented her “Fantasm” themed Spring/Summer 2015 collection on Friday afternoon at the gorgeous Highline Hotel. Models took it to the runway to kick-start the show, and lined up in the center of the vast ballroom to be photographed by a crowd of all types of fashionistas after they walked. In a row, the women wore extremely sheer tops, flared skirts, peter-pan collar blouses and cheekily cut bodysuits. It was eerie walking by the models with tulle wrapped around their heads– it felt like Halloween all too soon. Similar to her previous seasons, Gallagher presented a neutral collection of blacks, white, and peach tones. What do you think of Gallagher’s Spring/Summer collection?
Upon arrival at The Raven on that hot, September day of New York Fashion Week—guests spiraled up the staircase into a packed room full of press and fans alike. Each lined up to get the best photos possible of the new spring summer 2014 Katie Gallagher collection, while others bee-lined to the bar to cool off with a vodka lemonade—both excellent choices.
Models stood against the backdrop of a blank white wall—staggered positioning based on height alone. The minimalist, yet edgy line was inspired by the song “Blume” [lyric: For you I am a Chrysanthemum/Supervova, Urgent Star/ For you, I’ll be a dandelion, a thousand flowerettes in the sky, or just a drop in the ocean} and funeral flowers. The line titled ‘Bloom’ for spring/summer examines our tendency to conceal unpleasant ordeals with beautiful objects. I had to wonder if they had to draw sticks or not, as some models got the short end of the deal and had to bite onto a rose for the entire presentation.
Take a look at the happy models [note: sarcasm] and let me know what you think of the presentation. I found her inspirations to be interesting and unique, and her line clearly stayed true to the theme.
Check out www.katiegallagher.com – I recommend watching the videos of her previous lines, too– entertaining!