Hallow by Katie Gallagher Fall/Winter 2017 NYFW

I have been attending Katie Gallagher’s NYFW shows for a few seasons now. Her dark and slightly edgy style always draws me in. She is able to create a mood of subtle seduction with her pieces. Hallow is Gallagher’s 16th collection.  She pulls her inspiration for her collection from her childhood, music, art, and her life in New York City.

For Fall/Winter 2017  Katie Gallagher’s collection, Hallow, is set in New England during autumn.  The runway show 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. Like early bomber jackets that were lined in orange, her bold burnt orange and seemingly lighter weight fabric brings it up to date.

Model Aline walks runway in an outfit from the Katie Gallagher Fall 2017 “Hallow” collection, at 72 Allen Street on February 9, 2017 at New York Fashion Week Fall 2017.

Over the many decades to following, the bomber jacket became one of the most identifiable pieces of military apparel and now spotted on influencers from NY to LA. 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.

The season’s collection stayed true to her black palette with only hints of the color orange mingling throughout the pieces. Recalling the traditional colors of autumn Gallagher’s featured hues,  are most commonly associated with All Hallow’s Eve.

Model Summer walks runway in an outfit from the Katie Gallagher Fall 2017 “Hallow” collection, at 72 Allen Street on February 9, 2017 at New York Fashion Week Fall 2017.

Her Hallow collection 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. Gallagher’s attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and creativity are what keep her at the top.

Photo Credit { Shawn Punch}

 

 

Tags: Clothing, Fashion, NYFW, runway

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