Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Katie Gallagher

Katie Gallagher is calling her latest collection “fantasm” (a mix between fantasy and phantom) that reminds how things are barely visible in a nude pallete on the runway.

For global creative director for Catwalk by TIGI, Nick Irwin, the team decided upon a quiet and low ponytail with TIGI’s Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo that added texture and gave manageability. Grabbing some strands from the ponytail, he wrapped hair around the ponytail to hide the band. To mimic the collection’s transparency, Irwin also added a white veil over the entire head and ponytail, with pinches along the tail’s net. “We wanted it to look like a little bit of weirdness, since the theme of the clothes are see-through, so the veil is the texture, like an extra skin. When you see the models walk, it’ll make you take a second look at that second skin,” Irwin says.

Senior artist for MAC Cosmetics, Regan Rabanal, wanted to represent “organic shapes, pastels and natural tones,” Rabanal says. The look is meant to look porcelain and puts an emphasis on the cheekbones and brows. The eyes were completed with a pearl eye gloss and a red lip pencil to give the models the “Fantasm” effect. “She didn’t want the girls to look gothy since the clothes are rather angelic in a way and a little sporty, so the makeup had to be very approachable with a little bit of an edge to wrap in the neutrals,” Rabanal said.


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For nails, each model wore a nude color to match the muted look. Those that would be wearing black on the runway had black stud diamonds on the middle finger, and those that wore white had a pearl stud.