atthew Gallagher, an Italian trained designer and illustrator,

debuted his eponymous womenswear luxury brand in March 2013 after

being scouted by Toronto based designer management company THE

COLLECTIONS.


Born and raised in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Gallagher embarked on a summer

learning experience in New York at the age of 16. Among his experience at

Parsons, he completed an internship that summer with Tracy Reese. Gallagher

managed to challenge all odds and also received letters of recommendation from

Tom Ford and Kal Ruttenstein.


Gallagher moved to Milan at 21 and enrolled in design school at Istituto Marangoni

and completed his studies at Istituto Europeo di Design in 2012. It was in Milan where

Gallagher crafted his fine attention for detail and his aesthetic evolved. Post graduation

Gallagher worked as a costume designer in Milan and Paris for Ubisoft as well as a

freelance illustrator for Ports 1961.


Currently based in Toronto, Gallagher maintains strong ties with Italy by importing hand

selected fabrics each season from small loyal shops in Milan. The pieces, in their entirety, are

hand crafted in his Toronto studio to assure quality and fit are never compromised.  


HISTORY

PHILOSOPHY

         atthew Gallagher arose from a dream and appreciation of the ornate and opulent.

Sophistication and enchantment run deep in the identity of the brand while polish and

precisionintertwine to define a new idea of beauty. Fine attention to detail and thoughtfully

placed adornment enhance clean lines and elegant shapes. The Matthew Gallagher world

does not substitute its undeniable undertow of glamour with modernity, yet aims to imagine

them in a perfect harmony.


Haute Couture plays a strong role in what the Matthew Gallagher philosophy stands

for. This affection directed Matthew Gallagher to the realm of hand crafting each

piece in house to assure quality and fit will never be compromised, encouraging

an atelier experience. The finest Italian fabrics are chosen and imported each

season to bring to life a sensibility of absolute excellence.


The Matthew Gallagher woman is a powerful being. A woman of luxury and

refined allure. She dreams of fantasy and enjoys the attention her beauty

captivates. Not the type to shy away from the bold, she embraces

innovation and lives for the exceptional. Matthew Gallagher thrives by

evoking an emotion from the viewer and wearer, by creating a feeling,

an atmosphere and to tell a story.

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by: renata  kaveh