Christopher McDonnell

Christopher McDonnell

Christopher McDonnell

M.Des., Royal College of Art

First year at SCAD:

"To ensure that the SCAD mission of preparing students for a professional career in fashion is carried through in an educational, innovative and exciting manner. To have students respect and appreciate the substantial knowledge I acquired as a designer, director, course leader and fashion editor. To impart the experience, nurtured from more than 30 years working in the fashion industry and have students say 'Thank you for your assistance, advice and, above all, your professionalism.' The numerous 'thank-you' letters I have received speak volumes!"


Lifetime employment in fashion

Awards, recognition and honors

UK Designer of the Year

Previous Positions

Course leader, Northbrook College; fashion director, Paul Stuart Inc.; course director/creative director, Scandinavian International Design Centre; design studio head, Alfred Dunhill Ltd.; general manager, design and development, Myer; director of design and development, R.H. Macy & Co.; joint managing director, Christopher McDonnell Ltd.; fashion editor, Harper's Queen Magazine

Courses Taught

  • FASH 110 Introduction to Fashion Design
  • FASH 247 History of Fashion
  • FASH 303 The Business of Fashion
  • FASH 322 Fashion Illustration
  • FASH 419 Current Trends and Forecasting
  • FASH 420 Senior Collection I
  • FASH 763 Fashion Promotion