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 decided to pursue her passion and enrolled in the Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion 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 was inspired 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. She constructed her garments using a combination of wool felts, flannels, and wool knits.

Heather McDonald’s Graduation Collection
Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM