Heather McDonald Academy of Art University Fall 2013 Runway

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Heather McDonald used the 1927 cult film Metropolis as a reference for her collection. Merging the precision of technology and the organic feel of fur and see-through lace, she has created a strong first collection. The Fashion and Knitwear graduate paired strong shoulders with soft peplum shapes to represent a bold feminine presence.

From the press release:

Heather McDonald is originally from Calgary in Alberta, Canada and attended the University of Toronto, earning an Honors Bachelor Degree in Biology and Anthropology. She enrolled in Academy of Art University to study for her graduate degree in Fashion and Knitwear Design, and has worked as a knitwear intern at VPL in New York City during summer and winter breaks. For her Fall 2013 collection, McDonald wasinspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis, exploring the relationship between humans and technology, demonstrated by the angular silhouettes and contoured knitwear seen throughout the collection.