If you ask any member of the fashion press or blogosphere why they love Fashion Week, nine times out of ten they’ll answer that the love the chance to see the hottest styles and trends for next season. I think Mother Nature wanted in on the action as well with blazing sunshine and intense temperatures the day I ventured to the newly opened chic club/lounge, the Raven.
Held in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District, New York based designer Katie Gallagher introduced her collection for spring 2014 entitled BLOOM. Inspired by the music of German industrial band, Einsturzende Neubauten and flowers commonly associated with funerals (each look was named after a type of flower—think names like Black Dahlia, Gardenia and Calla Lily), Gallagher’s spring collection was based on a simple color palette of soft pink, ivory and black in fabrications including silk chiffon, lambskin, paper spandex and other handmade textiles coupled with footwear by Ruthie Davis and leather jewelry and metal cuffs by Anne Costello Brown.
photos from Style.com
The BLOOM presentation was the ninth collection Katie Gallagher has shown at New York Fashion Week. She’s become a favorite with fashionphiles and magazine editors alike because of her amazing attention to detail and unique sources of inspiration such as music (as with this collection), film, art, her life and the world around her.