WHO: Katie Gallagher
WHAT: Spring 2011 Collection
WHERE: 9/11/10, Stoll Space
Katie Gallagher is hands down one of my favorite young independent designers in New York City. Unique materials, attention to detail, and her willingness to take risks most other young designers would not sets her apart from the crowd.
In person, her work is absolutely awe-inspiring.
I first fell in love with Katie’s designs at her F/W 2010 presentation. For Spring 2011, I was lucky enough to be invited to the presentation, and to cover backstage beauty for another brand I love, Makeup For Ever.
The Makeup For Ever team was led by key makeup artist Fernando Haddad:
An avid runner, Katie’s Spring 2011 collection was inspired by Sports. To compliment the clothing, Fernando used colors from the collection, and based the style of makeup on Katie’s everyday look. The key factor, was a focus on the eyes.
To get the look, Fernando started by prepping the face with HD Invisible Cover foundation. Matte Cold Red 158 and Matte Dark Purple 160 Eye Shadows were used under the lower lash line (alternating colors on the models). Rouge Artiste Intense Lipstick in # 22/satin nude was used on lips. Aqua Smoky Lash mascara on the lashes finished the look.
While the models were prepped, Katie put some final touches on the clothes:
Waiting to be shot for the lookbook.
The last adjustments are made before the models head upstairs for the presentation.
At the presentation, the models were arranged in two rows, standing on cement blocks:
To me, this collection really stuck out due to Katie’s use of some familiar shapes and patterns from her past, re-imagined in shocking pops of bright color. Looking through photos from past season’s, it’s easy to see her progression as a designer. Lucky for us, she out does herself every season!
One thing I find that always stands out in Katie’s collections— the coats and jackets.
A closer look.
This season, accessories were brought into the mix. Including this boxing glove purse:
I also short video of the presentation. Warning, I’m no videographer. And flip cams tend to be a bit jumpy.
It’s rare for me to wish I could fast forward through a designer’s career, to see where they go in the future, but Katie Gallagher genuinely piques my curiosity. Katie’s collections are never disappointing, and leave me desperately wanting to know what she will come up with next.
Get more info on Katie here.
See the full photo sets here and here.
All Photos and Content ®2010 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost