On February 9th, Katie Gallagher presented her very dark and elegant FW16 collection “Veiled” to press through a series of appointments during the day in the penthouse at The Roxy Hotel. Later that evening, a film of the new collection was screened downstairs in The Django, a new jazz venue at the hotel.
ABOUT VEILED FW2016:
Secretive, unknown, mysterious. Black, the darkest color yet the color with no color at all, represents both full absorption and complete absence of light, evil and elegance, beginning and end, a completed cycle. Inspired by this hue that has no hue, Katie Gallagher’s FW 2016 collection, Veiled, is her second all-black collection.
Gallagher’s monochromatic collection relies heavily on textures and subtle details, featuring elements of gothic architecture, stained glass and Harry Clarke illustrations. Recalling her initial and first all-black collection, Veil (SS 2010), Gallagher’s latest collection includes reworked pieces from SS 2010, completing her line’s cycle.
Through Veiled, Gallagher combines bold leather jackets and military-inspired trousers with delicate lace, cashmere rompers and long slitted silk skirts. Stained glass-inspired lace textiles and hairpieces recall cathedral elements, graveyards and old Catholic rituals. Gallagher pairs twisted seams and twill tape with velvet ribbons and zippers, defining her FW 2016 collection.
Veiled is Gallagher’s 14th collection showing during New York Fashion Week. In her past collections, she has been celebrated for her attention to detail, superior craftsmanship and creativity. Gallagher pulls inspiration from her childhood, music, art and her life in New York City.
DESIGN & ART DIRECTION: Katie Gallagher
LOOKBOOK PHOTOGRAPHY: Balarama Heller, Israel Veintidos, Assisted by Emma Swanson
STYLING: Jordyn Payne
MAKEUP: Bradley Miller for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Bobby Tochterman
MODEL: Caroline Claudia, Surface Model Management
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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Scroggins