Heidi Ackermanʼs avant-garde collections combine style, sustainability and the bizarre. Studying fashion in Toronto, Sydney and Brussels, Heidi has since created three well received collections in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been presented at three consecutive Alternative Arts and Fashion Weekʼs (FAT) and has been showcased at LG Fashion Week. In April 2010 Heidi travelled to Riga, Latvia to present her work at [moment] Art and Fashion Week.
Heidi has become known in Toronto for her otherworldly designs that combine fashion forward style with the concepts and principles of sustainability. Using hand and machine knitting techniques Heidi is able to create unique textiles and prints using high end eco materials. Her experimentations with new materials include the use of cork in her Fall 2009 collection, Ethere. Heidiʼs obsessions with architecture, movement and futurism are explored through the runway,and editorial. These explorations and principals are translated into wearable, high end garments that are sold in Toronto. Heidi Ackerman
is looking to expand to the international market.
Heidi Ackerman has received wide recognition for her experimental and innovative sustainable designs including the “Emerging Young Designer Award” at R4 (2009), exhibiting finalist for the AOF Competition at Nuit Blanche (2009), LG Fashion Week showcase (2009), collaborative exhibit at La Cambre, Brussels (2008) and the “Beefeater Innovative Spirit Award” at F.A.T. (2007). Collaborations include the National Ballet of Canada, Opera Erratica, Lindsay Sinclair, and NDEUR & Le Creative Sweatshop.
Heidiʼs work has been featured in ZINK, Cheek, Plaza Mag Sweden, FASHION, ION, Fashion Television, Contra, Worn Journal, Spade, and Dress To Kill. Her work is sold at Thieves in Toronto and can be rented from LʼArmoire Du Styliste in New York City.
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