Downtown goth princess Katie Gallagher presented a line that felt tailor-made to New York’s impending blizzard at the Standard Friday morning. The theme was “The Winter Froze You Away,” and the voluminous, raven and slate gray capes, wool knit thigh highs, and exaggerated “frostbite” skirts felt very warm indeed. Leather, laser-cut belts modeled off icicle Read more →
We’re keeping our coverage coming with these new show notes and galleries! We’re obsessed with the off-duty surfers at Jenni Kayne, the black and white palette at Kaelen, and the gothic touches at Katie Gallagher.
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The Clothes: Ethereal and gothic. Looks were mostly all-white or all-black. There were bathing-suit looks, with slits in the side, as well as gowns cut through with sheer panels. The Hair & Makeup: The hair was pulled into a complicated updo–strands were twisted in long coils at the back of the head, and then pulled Read more →
Name: Katie Gallagher
What was the last thing you bought? Zippers.
What are you currently obsessed with? Bra tops, bbq chicken, lemon Perrier.
There is something other-worldly about Katie Gallagher’s designs. Ignoring the fact that the creepy red eye makeup and matching slicked back I Dream of Genie ponytails made the already eerie-looking models look even freakier, you can’t help but look at certain pieces and think, how exactly does this come out of someone’s brain? To me, the RISD grad is one of few American designers whose clothes seem to be executed with a strong, genuine artistic vision. She’s not trying to appeal to buyers or copy someone else or look to the past. Instead, she takes risks, which is extremely ballsy and commendable for such a new line.
Katie presented her Spring collection to an eclectic crowd in a simple gallery space in Chelsea. The presentation wasn’t about some big theme or spring trends. There was no set–just grey cinder blocks for the models to stand on and nothing to distract from Katie’s futuristic, bondagey wears.