Emerging Designer Award at R4

On November 21st Heidi Ackerman was awarded an Emerging Designer Award at the R4 Sustainable Fashion Show. The event was held at the Atlantis Pavilion and showcased 10 emerging designers and five professional designers.

The event was a great success! Thanks to Ali Suleiman who organized the event and to Kelly Drennan of Fashion Takes Action for her support.



Contra Magazine - Super Nova Editorial

To check out the entire editorial and Contra Magazine go to www.thinkcontra.com/magazine

Photographer: Mila Victoria
Stylist: Salem Moussallam
Assistant Stylist: Scott Foxwell
Makeup & Hair Artist: Claudine Baltazar (The Artist Group)
Model: Nicole (Spot 6 Management)

Photoshoot by Nadia Pizzimenti and Felix Wong

Photography: Felix Wong
Styling: Nadia Pizzimenti
Hair and Makeup: Katie Scanlan
Model: Jaclyn (IMG)


Heidi Ackerman F/W 09 Collection at Thieves Boutique

Select pieces from Heidi Ackerman's Fall/Winer 2009 collection are now on sale at Thieves Boutique on Queen Street West in Toronto. The select pieces include custom machine knit tights, bodysuits and dresses. Also look out for geometric and architectural dresses. All the pieces are made with sustainable materials and can't be missed!

Thieves Boutique
1156 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J5

Tel: 647-435-4880


Dazed Digital Press

An overview of young and upcoming Toronto/Canadian designers.

Dazed Digital


On Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 I will be featured in a F-List Designer Spotlight for "The Official" - a Fashion Week event.

Please come and check out my designs and help celebrate Toronto Fashion Week.

The event will be held at Maro, 135 Liberty Street, Toronto and will go from 8pm - 11pm. Cover is $20 or free with a LG Fashion Week pass.

See you there!!

The F-List

The F-List Blog

NDEUR in ION Magazine!

Check out this great article and photoshoot done for my friend and amazing artist Mathieu Missiaen. He created spectacular accessories from geometric paper forms for my Fall/Winter 2009 collection.


Art of Fashion Exhibition for Nuit Blanche

I have been accepted as one of 10 competing designers for this year's Art of Fashion exhibit for Nuit Blanche in Toronto.

The exhibits and competition will be on going from 7pm to 3am on the night and morning of Saturday October 3rd, 2009. The exhibition will be held in the Fermenting Cellar of the Distillery District at 55 Mill Street.

Please come out and show your support and vote for the best exhibition.

Art of Fashion Website

Fashion In Canada Blog

Also check out the Nuit Blanche Website for a schedule of all the great events happening around Toronto!

Blog T.O.
Art of Fashion
The F-List

Editorial in FASHION September 2009

Three of my Fall/Winter 2009 designs are featured in an editorial in the September 2009 issue of FASHION magazine.

Ndeur in Flare Sept 09

Mathieu Missiaen's amazing geometric paper shoes are featured in the September 2009 issue of Flare magazine. Mathieu and Le Creativ Sweatshop designed these shoes to be photographed for my Fall/Winter 09 Collection. Check out their website to see their amazing projects and to help them spread their paper installations across the globe!

Check out their amazing work at www.lecreativsweatshop.com

The Future of Toronto Fashion

Follow this link to an article and interview I did with Sarah Nicole Prickett for Torontoist blog.

Thanks Sarah!

The Future of Toronto Fashion


The reality t.v. series Look Alike is shooting a new episode for their 6th season featuring my designs for the celebrity make-over. The episode will most likely air in February. More details to come!


September 2009 FASHION Editorial

Watch out for the September issue of FASHION magazine where three of my pieces from Fall/Winter 2009 will be featured in a fashion editorial!

Accessories with NDEUR

The very talented Mathieu Missiaen is an accessory designer, graphic designer and general maker of amazing things who lives and works in France. He has developed a line of amazing geometric, paper accessories for my Fall/Winter 2009 line.


Editorial in Dress to Kill Summer 2009

One of my pieces from Fall/Winter 2009 (Black Dress with exaggerated shoulders) was featured in a great editorial in Montreal magazine Dress To Kill. Thanks to Alexis Honce for pulling the shoot together. It looks amazing!

Lookbook Photoshoot Fall/Winter 09

Here is a sample of my look book photos from this season. More will follow along with a look book and buying information.

Thanks so much to the talented photographer Sai Sivanesan. Along with Mariah K (Next), MUA/Hair: Liz Yu, Assistant: Erlinda Hysa

Heidi Ackerman at L'Armoire du Styliste

As of July 1st a selection of Heidi Ackerman designs will be available at the L'Armoire Du Styliste in New York City. The boutique specializes in renting garments to stylists for magazines, editorials and celebrity appearances.

L'Armoire Du Styliste

Fall/Winter 2009 Collection at FAT

Well, the collection is finished and it went down the runway on Friday April 24th. The festival as usual was a great success and had a great energy to it. I am working on a look book at the moment and am looking for stores in Toronto and Montreal that will take some of my pieces. I will also be working on a few select stores overseas in the coming months!

Talks are in the works to have some of pieces in a showroom in New York as well!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Alternative Arts and Fashion Week. A big thank you to Vanja Vasic for supporting all of us!

Toronto Street Fashion

All photos by John Lee at DigitalFabrik.ca

Women X Women Photography Exhibit

As part of the events of LG Fashion Week an exhibit celebrating Canada’s most prominent and emerging female fashion photographers was shown at Fashion House on King Street West.

Each photographer unveiled a never before seen high fashion editorial story that addresses the theme of “Women by Women”. The exhibited works will capture beauty, vulnerability, and strength of the model through the photographer’s eyes with the artistic direction drawing on the photographer’s own memories, style, and dreams.

The fabulous photographer Sarah Thomson used several of my pieces for her photographs. The first photo was published in the Women x Women book that was sold at the event.


Thanks to Karen Lo for great styling as usual! www.Karen-L.com

LG Fashion Week in Toronto

The Ryerson showcase at LG Fashion Week was a great success and so much fun. It is the most gratifying feeling seeing your creations go down the runway. Everyone's pieces looked amazing and I was thrilled to have the chance to show in the tents of LG Fashion Week.

Here is some coverage of the event.

Blog T.O.

Runway Video on Blog T.O.
Sneak Peak of the fittings

My Fashion Eyes
Fashion in Motion
Prospere Magazine
NOW Magazine Blog
Metro News Calgary
Tweet Blog
Ryerson Release
Kim Cathers - a little love from Kim Cathers of Project Runway 2


Hers is a preview of my new collection for Fall/Winter 09. My full collection will be shown on April 24th, 2009 at 7:45pm at Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week. The event will be in the Distillery District and will feature lots of music, art and of course fashion!

Go to www.getfat.ca for directions and ticket info.

The above photos were taken by the fabulous photographer Troy Moth www.troymoth.com

Fashion Television for Alternative Arts and Fashion Week

On Saturday 5 great designers gathered together with Vanja Vasic, Troy Moth and Fashion Television to do a photoshoot and video interviews that will be posted on the Fashion Television website. It was a great atmosphere and the pictures are gorgeous!

Thanks to the great team!

Photography: Troy Moth www.troymoth.com
Make-up: Aniya Nandy www.judyinc.com
Hair: Carlos from Spellbound Hair
Model: Leah Christ - Ford Models
Vanja Vasic: www.getfat.ca

LG Fashion Week in Toronto

For the first time Ryerson University is having a show in the main tent of LG Fashion Week in Toronto. I have been asked to show 5-6 outfits at this show with four other of my colleagues. I am very excitied to have this opportunity to reach new people and have another platform to show my work.

I am currently working on my new collection for Fall/Winter 2009 and will show a sneak peak of it at LG Fashion Week on March 20th 2009 at 5pm. My complete new collection will be shown on April 24th at Alternative Arts and Fashion Week in Toronto.

Please be there and show your support!


Fashion Photography Blog

Geometric skirt photo featured on Fashion Photography Blog.



Alternative Arts and Fashion Week has featured two photos of my Belgian experiments on their opening website.

My application for F.A.T 2009 was accepted and I will be showing a new collection for Fall/Winter 2009 at the end of April. This season I will experiment further with volume, knits and optical illusions.


She Does the City

Okay so I know this was written awhile ago but I hadn't found it until right now. The blog post is great and says things about Flight that are so perfect!

She Does the City writes about Heidi Ackerman at Alternative Fashion Week

Shan Sarwar Article on Canadian Fashion

A recent interview with budding journalism student Shan Sawar on the Canadian fashion market. How do you young avante garde Canadian designers make it? How does the market here and in Europe compare?

Shan Sarwar Article