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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.

Quinn Zhu’s Knitwear Collection


Designer Quinn Zhu’s refreshing take on knitwear reveals an avante-garde approach to apparel creation. Bold silhouettes and daring creations define this outstanding designer, who is one to watch.

About Designer Quinn Zhu:

Unconventional aesthetics shaped by living in cities across the globe defines her passion for avant – garde designs. Quinn Zhu is fashion design senior student from FIT. She has also pursued education at Central Saint Martins and Polimoda.

visit her website here.


Photographer: Linda Chow
Make up: Asami Ryoha
Model:  Nina Ebner
Hair: Maria Schmiedt
Design: Quinn Zhu

Jeanette Au Fall 2012 Preview

Designer Jeanette Au was born in Grand Rapids Michigan and grew up in New York City. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. Au
went on to receive her B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts before coming to the Academy of Art University to pursue her M.F.A. in Knitwear Design. Jeanette was inspired by Sergei Diagliav’s Ballet Russe and the paintings of Leon Bakst, which influenced the texture, patterns, and color palette of the collection. Jeanette Au incorporates wool, mohair, synthetic yarns, and metallic threads into her knit fabrics. She will be showcased in The Academy Of Art University Fall 2012 show at New York Fashion Week this month.