Katie Gallagher's Spring/Summer 2015 collection was titled, Fantasm (the original spelling of the modern-day word phantasm, which describes something that exists in perception only).
The themes of color and colorlessness and the inconstant or impermanent nature of things were central to this collection. The illusory essence of the word Fantasm captures the idea of seeing the true complexion of something just before it fades away - like the changing appearance of naturally occurring elements like dew or smoke just before they diminish into transparency or the faint luminance of a memory just before it disappears from one's mind.
The edgy show opened with opened with a series of black looks, then gradually faded to gray, then white and and finally nude. Completely see-through tops were also shown in addition to ruffle hem skirts, leotards and oversized sweatshirts.
Gallagher also showcased her 3-D printing technique by Bradley Rothenberg, creating an abstract floral detail on the hem of a skirt and a woven pattern on a crop top.
While Chelsea Leyland sat front row, the models beauty looks by Romero Jennings for MAC, hairstyles by Nick Irwin for TiG, nails by Jami Zoglio for Hair Room Service, shoe adornments and rings by Hadria X Katie Gallagher and shoes by Born X Katie Gallagher