New York designer Katie Gallagher showcased her 16th collection at Projective Space during New York Fashion Week: the Fall/Winter 17 “Hallow” Collection.
Set in New England during autumn, Katie Gallagher’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Hallow, finds inspiration in men’s military apparel, specifically the MA-1 bomber jacket. Developed in the 1940s, the bomber jacket provided warmth and safety to pilots during air combat in WWII.
In the decades following, the garment became one of the most identifiable pieces of military apparel, finding its way into popular culture by the end of the 20th century. Gallagher has featured iterations of the bomber jacket in many of her past collections, using tulle, lace, and other unlikely materials to create the traditionally heavy, masculine garment.
Like early bomber jackets that were lined in orange, Gallagher’s color palette will feature black and orange hues, which also recall the colors of autumn and death most commonly associated with All Hallow’s Eve.
Hallow relies heavily on textures and subtle details, featuring point d’esprit and tulle that form non-traditional, dainty, and triangular silhouettes. Materials include airy swiss dot paired with heavy opaque wool, silk, English tulle, Mountain Goat, lambskin, and pony fur leathers. Gallagher’s signature twisted seams finish turtleneck sleeves and leggings.
Hallow is Gallagher’s 16th collection. Gallagher’s past collections have been celebrated by Vogue, The Cut, Nylon, Glamour, Refinery 29, W Magazine and Teen Vogue — among others — for her attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and creativity. She pulls inspiration from her childhood, music, art, and her life in New York City. More information is available at katiegallagher.com.
Creative Direction: Katie Gallagher
Styling: Jordyn Payne
Make Up: Bradley Miller for MAC Cosmetics and the MAC Pro Team
Hair: Joseph DiMaggio for Davines & the Davines Pro Team
Nails: Kim D’Amato of PRITI NYC
Production: Wil Adamy
Photography: Shawn Punch
Casting & Show Direction: Aushim Raswant/3V Creative
Music: Mix by Katie Gallagher & Wil Adamy, Intro by Paul Booth
Invitation: Katie Gallagher & Wil Adamy
Jewelry: Josh Tesser
Art Installation: Jacob Fisher & Richard Heby, studioSPACE
Lighting: Stephen Mucci
Visuals: Wil Adamy