Heidi Ackerman and Lindsay Sinclair at FAT

Heidi Ackerman & Lindsay Sinclair at Alternative Arts and Fashion Week
April 28, 2011

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Photo: Brent Goldsmith

On April 28th, 2011 Heidi Ackerman will present a capsule collection in collaboration with industrial designer, Lindsay Sinclair at Alternative Arts and Fashion Week. This capsule collection focuses on “accessories” created from bent wood.

Inspiration for the collection is taken from the concept of “future memories”. A type of futuristic camouflage is created through which the viewer is able to imagine a different time and place.

As a special feature this year, |FAT| introduces “Fashion on Film” for which THIRTY9STEPS, Heidi Ackerman and Lindsay Sinclair will present a short fashion film as a precursor to the collection.

Heidi Ackerman’s work has been widely recognized and featured in ZINK, FASHION, Flare, British Supplementaire and Dress to Kill. Her work is sold at Thieves in Toronto, Ukamaku Online Boutique and rented from L’ Armoire Du Styliste in New York City.

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Ticket and Event Information:

SHOW DATE: April 28th, 2011 at 8:40pm

ADVANCE TICKETS: $25/Day Pass, $70/Week Pass in advance at the following:

Slinky/MOOG Audio: 442 Queen St West, 416-603-2600

Nathalie-Roze & Co.1015 Queen Street East, 416-792-1699

Method Lab: 148 Augusta, 416-875-6781 (Wed-Sunday)

Shop Girls: 1342 Queen Street West, 416-534-7467

$30/Day @ the door


New editorial in ZINK Magazine - U.S.

Masks and Headpieces: Created in collaboration with Lindsay Sinclair
Styling: Salem Moussallam. Photography: Joseph Saraceno

Sweater Auciton in Support of WWF Canada

One of my knit sweaters from my first collection will be auctioned at this event for WWF Canada. The sweater is hand knit with super soft organic merino wool and organic cotton yarns. If you get a chance check out this event!

WWF Event

Poster for Saidah Baba Talibah

My bike tire jacket was featured on great Toronto musician, Saidah Baba Talibah's album release poster. Check out her out at http://saibabat.blogspot.com/

Ukamaku Boutique is Live!

A new online boutique for Canadian fashion designers will be selling select pieces from my Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

On November 16th they will be holding a media and VIP launch preview.

Have a look at the avaliable pieces at http://www.ukamaku.com/heidiackerman/

Dress To Kill article on Fashion Art Toronto

In October's issue of Dress To Kill there is a great article about Fashion Art Toronto - our alternate fashion week here in Toronto.

FLARE Magazine - October Issue

In the October issue of Flare I was featured in the "Fashion News" section along with two of illustrations from my Orlando Lunaire project.

Orlando Lunaire Photos

In a small, sweaty storage shed in the industrial area of Toronto - Opera Erratica teamed up with Heidi Ackerman to create an underground opera titled Orlando Lunaire. The directore Patrick Eakin Young and Ashiq Aziz (Classical Music Consort)combined two different operas to create a baroque/modern opera mix tape with incredible performers Scott Belluz and Carla Huhtahen.

Le Creative Sweatshop Paper Virus in Newfoundland!

This summer I traveled to Newfoundland to visit my parents. In my suitcase I packed boxes of little blue and white pyramids to create an installation for Le Creative Sweatshop's Paper Virus project. These photos were taken in Grate's Cove, Newfoundland - a tiny fishing village on the Avalon Peninsula. When you are in Grate's Cove it feels like you are on the edge of the world - crashing waves, rugged landscapes and whipping winds. Enjoy!

Design Exchange Visit

This week I visited the Design Exchange to speak to a Green Fashion summer camp for kids between the ages of 9 and 12.

They were a great group of kids who had insightful questions and a great enthusiasm for fashion and sustainability which was amazing to see!

Here is a link to the Design Exchange Blog and a link to their website - they have a great industrial design exhibit on right now!

Orlando Lunaire runs from August 22-28 in Toronto

For the last couple of months I have been creating costumes for underground opera company, Opera Erratica. The production is called Orlando Lunaire and is a mixture of an Italian and German opera. Opera Erratica strives to bring opera to a new generation!

Orlando Lunaire
August 22-28
In a Storage Shed
128 Sterling Road
Toronto, Canada

For tickets please go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/118959

Please see these links for previews of the show!

ConcertoNet Review

Blog T.O Review
Toronto Star Review
Eye Weekly Review
NOW Toronto Review
Art and Culture Maven
Toronto Star Interview with Scott Belluz (one of the amazing opera singers!)
Globe and Mail Preview of Orlando Lunaire
NOW Toronto Interview with director Patrick Eakin Young

Plaid Magazine Interview

Check out this interview with the fabulous Michael Kowalinski from Plaid Magazine!


Filler Magazine Editorial

Check out a new editorial for Filler magazine.


Photography: Rayan
Styling: Nadia Pizzimenti

New stock now avaliable at Thieves!

New stock is now avaliable to Thieves! Deep cowl dresses and tanks, drop-stitch tights and the triple tank are all avaliable.

Go check out the machine knit prints, new textures and vegetable tanned leather accents. All materials are sustainable - bamboo, soy, recycled cotton and vegetable tanned leather.

Fashion forward and sustainable pieces!

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