Click here to read the full article. New York City-based designer Katie Gallagher was crafting her latest signature collection, prior to her unexpected death last month, and now friends, relatives, former classmates and fellow creatives are trying to ensure it will be completed and seen. Raised in a downturned, former coal mining town in Pennsylvania, Gallagher’s steely determination, quiet resolve and tireless tinkering allowed her to forge into New York City’s already crowded, and sometimes cut-throat, fashion industry. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, she decamped for Manhattan, interning with Anna Sui at one point and...
Katie Gallagher, the downtown designer known for the dark romance of her aesthetic, died at home on July 23, 2022, just shy of her 36th birthday. Fiercely independent and sure of her vision, Gallagher followed her own path in life and in fashion. She was a hands-on artisan who never relied on surface effects for impact; her interest was in the “bones” of a garment. “She understood construction, which is very difficult, and blended in right away because she understood how we cut and was passionate about it,” remembered Threeasfour’s Gabi Asfour, for whom Gallagher interned in 2008.
Katie Gallagher is a current student at The George Washington University majoring in International Affairs with minors in Arabic & Journalism. Originally from Albany, New York, Katie has made Washington, DC her home and the people her community. She hopes to pursue international journalism in search of the stories that speak to innate human experiences around the world.
As a former middle school teacher and principal, Katie Gallagher is familiar with the challenges faced by teens and pre-teens. As education director at Candor Health Education in Hinsdale, she's helping students to prepare for those challenges. The newest tool in Candor's efforts to protect kids from the dangers of...
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