For her Fall ’13 collection, Heather McDonald was inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis. The groundbreaking film explores the relationship between humans and machines, represented in the angular silhouettes and contoured knitwear seen throughout the collection. Metropolis also provides a commentary on the status of the working class, which Heather incorporated using utilitarian fabrics such as heavy weight felted and flannel wools. “I have always been inspired by the Orwellian tales of the proletariat trying to fight against oppression. My collection represents my version of the worker’s uniform,” she explained. The bold shapes cast a strong and compelling image on the runway.
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