Katie Gallagher's show at The Standard gave us the weird feeling that often accompanies these standing-room-only presentations. Getting so close to the models that you can see every single detail of their skin is eerie — but luckily for the designer (a friend and R29 favorite
), the clothes were meticulously crafted enough to distract us from the slight awkwardness of being so close to tall, fine-boned strangers.
The collection, magnanimously titled "Everything Is Forever," featured the designer's usual 50 shades of neutral
(forgive the reference), with smoky-gray chiffon complementing thick, beige fabrics in layer after layer of separates, dresses, and jackets. And yet still, somehow, the ensembles managed to be sexy — with skin showing in unexpected places and spot-on drapery that manages to flatter the figure without re-shaping or dominating it. Paired with updos by hairstylist Cesar Ramirez that were at once messy and refined, it was a chic downtown girl's dream wardrobe.
And, of course, we can't leave you without mentioning the jewelry. Oh, the jewelry! Brooklyn designer Megan Isaacs
provided multi-purpose filigree, handpieces, earpieces, and give-us-a-piece-of-that ornaments threatened to steal the show (as did musician Ella Joyce Buckley). All told, the clothing has the rare honor of holding up to close (like, see-your-goosebumps-close) scrutiny.
Photographed by by Erin Yamagata