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Long one of my favorite young fashion designers, Katie Gallagher is also one of the most creative minds in the NYC fashion world. Season after season, every single detail of her collections conspires to create not just a clothing collection, but an entire new conceptual “world” inspired by her current theme.

For Fall, the collection was inspired by synesthesia, “a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.”

Clothing wise, this translated to colorblocking, structured pants, and slinky slip dresses. Many of which were topped off with witch-like hoods on the models’ heads.

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//As is tradition at Katie’s shows, the hair and makeup complimented the theme perfectly. MAC Director of Makeup Artistry Romero Jennings (a frequent Katie Gallagher collaborator) created a striking red lip that matched the corresponding red pieces in the collection .

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Any longtime readers of my blog know that Katie Gallagher is a favorite designer of mine. One of the most avant-garde and risk taking young designers currently working in NYC, I’ve seen her grow in both talent and popularity over the past few years. (Her second ever show was one of the first presentations I ever photographed.) Not only does she have talent in spades, she’s also incredibly sweet too.

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Katie, organizing the models before her show.

This season, Katie’s collection was entitled “Everything Forever”. It“is inspired by the concept of rebirth and purity…an ode to the remnants of our past, which are ingrained in us and ever-present. Despite infliction, the soul can remain pure. However, everything we do is in us forever.” — via the show’s line sheet

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