Matthew Adams Dolan is a designer, born in Danvers, Massachusetts and later immigrating to Sydney, Australia. Dolan graduated with First Class Honors in the combined B. Design in Fashion and Textile Design/ B. Arts in International Studies degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Attending Senior High School in rural Japan, and studying French/Swiss Literature and translation at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, he has always been exposed to the traditions of American craft through his mother who is an avid quilter and needleworker. This interest in the evolution of the American style continues to inform his work and played a key role in his decision to further his studies by undertaking the MFA Fashion Design and Society program at Parsons.