|Mercifully- no fire drill necessary|
|packed venue-but at least AC was working well|
The Raven, 55 Gansevoort St, NYC
Late models, a booked (over) venue, steamy temps=late start and a long line. But the presentation by Katie Gallagher of her S/S 2014 RTW collection was very well done---and worth the wait.
This downtown stylish creator showed her romantic side---or melancholy (reminded us of the New Romantic music thing going on in the late 80'searly 90's-but with cleaner edge)...showing very wearable, pretty separates and swimsuits/bodysuits. A few frills but we would think of these polished outfits as more clean minimalist than fussy. Like the original Helmut Lang.
|jewelry by Annie Costello Brown|
"...the designer was "inspired by the video and lyrics from Einstuerzende Neubauten's song "BLUME" (For I am a chrysanthemum/supernova, urgent star/for you, I'll be a dandelion, a thousand flowerettes in the sky, or just a drop in the ocean" (from their 1993 album Tabula Rasa)
we find this on You tube but note-no soundtrack...copyright issues.
|flower shape rosette-torn chiffon-on sleeves on left-and hem, middle-underscores the theme|
|sheer powder pink chiffon-|
|known for her black aesthetic-here in multi-textures-perforated leather, paper spandex, silk chiffon|
|all lined up-each of the 20 outfits -named for a flower---beginning with Black Dahlia|
|Katie Gallagher's own Jill Saunder sandals (wow-we asked)...the models wore shoes by Ruthie Davis|
|rocks her own designs-great cut-out back|
|hair by Cesar Ramirez for Davines-sleek and slick. Front -two sections tightly rolled (braided?) then all pulled back into high ponytails at the back of the crown. No height here-it's all polished slick...almost wet looking.|