Matthew Gallagher returns to World MasterCard Fashion Week as the 2014 Cayman Islands Stylemaker
Selected as the designer to close Fall/Winter 2014 World Mastercard Fashion Week (WMCFW) in Toronto, Matthew Gallagher will also present his latest collection as the 2014 Caymen Island Stylemaker – a new, innovative recognition program announced by the Caribbean destination, supporting emerging talent in fields of culinary, fashion, art, style and interior design that reflect the cosmopolitan way of living in the Caymen Islands.
“Being selected as the Cayman Islands Stylemaker has been an amazing experience for me both personally, and for the growth of MG,” says Matthew Gallagher. “When I visited the destination, I fell in love with Cayman life and the sense of style and sophistication that goes with it. This recognition program has served as a source of inspiration for me as well as further exposed my brand to the luxury market. I’m very excited to be given the opportunity this season to be the closing show at World MasterCard Fashion Week under the Cayman Islands Stylemaker program.”
It’s easy to be swept away by the stunning pastel colours, luxurious fabrics and luxurious cuts from Matthew Gallagher’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. His designs show a very fun, vibrant, sophisticated style that reflects a fabulous, cosmopolitan lifestyle. Inspired by the romantic and sophisticated lifestyle of those of the Caymen Islands, Matthew Gallagher is set to present a new collection with a darker colour palette and strong point of view.
“This latest collection will be a beautifully dark harmony between the Edwardian and Victorian periods, enveloped by modern vision says the designer.”
About Matthew Gallagher
Matthew Gallagher, an Italian trained designer and illustrator, debuted his eponymous womenswear luxury brand in Fall 2013. Born in Nova Scotia, Matthew studied design at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni and Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan where he crafted his fine attention to detail. Post graduation, Matthew worked as a costume designer in Milan and Paris as well as a freelance illustrator for Ports 1961.
Matthew is currently based in Toronto and maintains strong ties with Italy by importing hand-
selected fabrics each season. The collection, in its entirety, is created by hand in his Toronto studio to assure quality and fit is never compromised. Matthew works on a made-to-measure basis for his current collections, working with the client one-on-one to encourage an atelier experience. For more information visit www.maisonmatthewgallagher.com
About The Cayman Islands Stylemaker Program
The Cayman Islands Stylemaker is a unique recognition program that profiles and supports an emerging or established talent in the field of culinary, fashion, interior design or the arts that exemplifies taste, style and the cosmopolitan way of living in the Cayman Islands. The recipient of the Cayman Islands Stylemaker recognition program receives critical marketing and promotional support throughout the year, and partners with the destination on a number of profile raising initiatives that help establish the Stylemaker as a luxury lifestyle brand and reinforces the destination’s own passion for style, luxury and ‘living the good life’.
About The Cayman Islands
As one of the world’s leading financial centres, the Cayman islands is no stranger to glitz and glamour – but here, ‘the scene’ is made on miles of powdery, sugar-sand beaches. Offering sophisticated accommodations, modern amenities and over 200 restaurants to choose from, visitors can also indulge in a little retail therapy at boutiques carrying Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Dior and more. Located 480 miles south of Miami in the western Caribbean, this trio of islands is just four hours from Toronto. Both Air Canada and WestJet offer year-round regular scheduled service from Toronto to Grand Cayman. Other options are available with US carriers through the United States. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, visit www.caymanislands.ky or your local travel agent.