Photography: Balarama Heller and Israel Veintidos
Katie Gallagher is celebrated for her attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and creativity. This Fall/Winter 2016 she debuts at Tranoï New York with her second all-black collection entitled “Veiled”, in which she combines bold leather jackets and military inspired trousers with delicate lace, cashmere, rompers and long slitted silk skirts. Gallagher is inspired by black, the hue that has no hue. 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. 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 of Spring Summer 2010, Gallaher’s latest collection includes reworked pieces from SS 2010, completing her line’s cycle. Stained glass-inspired lace textures and hairpieces recall cathedral elements, graveyards, and old Catholic rituals. Gallagher pairs twisted seams and twill tape with velvet ribbons and zippers, defining her Fall/Winter 2016 collection.