Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Theola Wong's foray into Fashion Design has been a resounding success. With a love for clothing that began early in childhood coupled with the skills she mastered in Blanche Macdonald's Fashion design program, Theola has taken on challenging but rewarding roles at activewear brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. Now she's taking her career into her own hands as a Freelance Creative Director.
Kate Wotherspoon left Alberta in pursuit of the metropolitan setting of Vancouver and the classrooms of Blanche Macdonald. It wasn't long before she felt the pull of the international fashion scene that has led her to London. Making the move across the pond has proven to be a stellar career move for Kate. Since touching down in London she’s landed positions at Chloé, Saint Laurent, British Vogue, and most recently, More or Less Magazine. Next on her list, carving out her place as an Art Director!
With experience designing for some of the city's most coveted brands, Cristin Heck's immense talent has landed her a leading position at Arc'teryx. Now she's tasked with overseeing design operations for one of Vancouver's most beloved outdoor brands.
Over the course of her fashion career Candice Ho Lem has proven that she is the she's the reigning queen of Minimalistic Styling. With stints at Vancouver's chic One of a Few boutique, Aritzia, and now at major New York fashion brands Candice is a living testament to how far hard work and passion can take you.
In the midst of a general arts degree, Bridget Thiessen took up a part job where she first discovered visual merchandising. Though she didn't realize it at the time she had serendipitously discovered her calling. 8 years and a Fashion Marketing diploma later, Bridget is now full immersed in the world of Merchandising as Club Monaco's District Visual Manager.
Blanche Macdonald Fashion Design graduate Kirsten Ley has taken on international fashion weeks, including Tokyo, New York, China, Australia, and Vancouver, and now she is ready to conquer the Paris fashion scene.
Toronto Fashion Designer and Blanche Macdonald Fashion Design graduate Hilary MacMillan has been stunning the Canadian fashion scene with her garments. Her designs have been featured on the catwalks of Toronto Fashion Week and in the pages of publications like Glow magazine. She has even become a celeb favourite with Kim Cattral, Elisha Phaneuf, Tessa Virtue, and even Mme. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau among her list of clients.