A Ryerson fashion design alumna, Alex Armata is nominated for the 2017 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA). Returning to her Ajax, Ont. home after a night out on Jan. 30, Armata found out about her nomination after the CAFA nominee announcement at the Distillery District’s Thompson Landry Gallery. “I just saw an e-mail from Robert Ott, the head […]
Third-year fashion communication student Krizia Peluso is the producer of this year’s Mass Exodus, the student-run fashion show on April 8 at Daniels Spectrum. When Peluso was 12 years old, she knew she wanted to pursue fashion as a career. “Before I was like, ‘Should I become a dentist? Oh no, I hate teeth,’” she says. As the producer, […]
Is the person who makes your clothes paid a living wage? Chances are you probably don’t know, but Ryerson fashion grads Eva Parrell and Chelsea Mazur are hoping to change that. Parrell and Mazur’s startup, Peoples Product, is making fair trade and sustainable clothes with modern designs and a reasonable price tag. Their use of fair trade producers and eco-friendly […]
It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]
With winter break right around the corner, the holiday season has arrived at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.“Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market” is taking place for the second time after its success last year. This year’s three-day market featured a Santa photo booth on Tuesday. On Friday, there will be a performance by Ryerson’s a cappella group, followed by a World […]
Ryerson’s fashion promotion class held their annual mini fall show in the Ryerson Communications Centre and this year’s theme merged concepts like never before. The name of the show is SPLICE, the formation of a connection between two unrelated concepts. According to Krizia Peluso, this year, that concept is a bridge between real life and digital realities prevalent in today’s […]
Fashion communication student Dani Keko-Aranilla is a jack of all trades. The second-year student has dabbled in fashion journalism, modelling, styling, illustration and public relations. But rather than being a master of none, she’s conquering them all. She left the advertising program at OCAD and started studying in the fashion communication program at Ryerson in 2015. She grew up in […]
In honour of World Kindness Day on Nov.13, Ryerson Student Life wrapped up their #RUKind campaign on Nov.18 which included 5 days of prize giveaways to students along with on campus activities to inspire kindness. The campaign began in 2014 through a social media campaign as a way to celebrate World Kindness day, where students were encouraged to share their stories of […]
Email reminders to apply for graduation in the spring aren’t the only thing Ryerson students in their final year opened last week. This was also a signal to open closets and look at what outfit options are available for future job interviews. “I’ve often said to students that you want to dress in a way that reflects the competence, skills, […]
“Clothing was used as a weapon in residential schools to take the identity of the children who attending it,” said Kucherena, who has been researching this topic for the course.
In the summer of 2014, Mary Gyulay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and at the age of 22 her life changed forever. Her journey inspired the story behind the short film VIABLE, which she directed and co-wrote. Gyulay is an RTA graduate who initially created this short film with her team of RTA grads for their course practicum. The film was […]
On top of preparing resumes and rehearsing answers for potential job interviews, there is one more thing for job seekers to consider – what to wear. Studies find that most interviewers decide whether to offer someone the job within the first 30 seconds of meeting, based on what the applicant is wearing. “Your appearance is usually the first thing that […]
A startup from Ryerson’s Fashion Zone is combining fashion and technology to start a social movement and is using Kickstarter to do it. Gimme360 is a clothing company that donates proceeds from every garment sold to provide water for developing countries. The amount of proceeds donated depend on the project they’re working on due to the amount of equipment needed […]
Fourth-year media production student Bianca Scarlato saw herself in front of the camera as an actor and singer before she fell into the online world of Instagram. The fourth-year RTA student had Broadway aspirations, but now she has become a sought-after Toronto photographer. She entered the realm of professional photography just over two years ago. Her career reached another level […]
Layton leadership school’s fourth year Olivia Chow, Winnie Ng, a social justice and democracy chair at Ryerson, and former MPP Andrew Cash were some of the many activists who spoke at the Jack Layton Leadership School this past week. The three-day program — established in 2013 — aims to build knowledge and skills in social justice, activism and community. The […]
Ryerson announced today the launch of a new five-year fellowship program, The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI). Through The Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation, benefactor Suzanne Rogers donated $1 million to the university’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). The SRFI’s aim is to strengthen and support young emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. “We are thrilled that Suzanne […]
A recent Ryerson fashion communication graduate, Stephania Stefanakou, is creating an affordable 3D and wearable technology clothing line. The young designer described her creative wearable 3D clothing as “actually functional to wear every day.” Stefanakou is designing a six-piece collection that combines 3D printing and tactile fabric as a part of the Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) incubator. She will use […]
The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation opened its doors last Thursday to showcase some of its home-grown companies. The companies included a 3D jewelry line and an app that helps you track down clothes from your favourite TV shows. The event was part of this year’s Startup Open House Toronto, a networking event to showcase some of the city’s […]
The tents might not be going up at David Pecaut Square this October but Ryerson fashion students will carry on without Toronto Fashion Week (TFW). The event, that used to be the first chance for eager students to gain fashion industry experience, was cancelled in July after IMG Canada pulled out as the sponsor. Despite the initial shock, members of […]
Nine Ryerson fashion communication students are officially enrolled in the Mass Exodus fashion promotion course after a computer glitch saw them removed from the class before the start of the term. Amanda Ho and Katie Ferreira, two of the affected students, started a petition on Change.org after discovering they were not enrolled in fashion promotion, which produces the Mass Exodus […]
Ryerson School of Fashion student Curtis Oland was awarded the Emerging Menswear Designer Award (EMDA) last month at the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*) showcase. But that wasn’t all. At the event, Oland also won a cash prize of $10,000, a feature in Vogue Italia, a full-year mentorship at the Toronto Fashion Incubator, and a runway show at the TOM* Fall/Winter […]
Waking up with a face full of acne on the day of prom can be a nightmare for some high school students, but for Andrew Grella it was the inspiration behind forming his company. “I went to my mom and she said, ‘Let me put some makeup on you,’ and I said she was crazy,” Grella said. “So I left […]
Sunday’s production of Mass Exodus raised the bar for future shows, according to attendees.
By Saheel Shah Despite the never-ending winter weather, spring has technically begun and some Ryerson students are purging their closets for a shopping spree that won’t cost them any money. Clothing Swap, an event hosted by the Environment Urban Sustainability Student Association (EUSSA), promotes environmental sustainability through repurposing clothes, but some students are taking advantage of the event for financial […]
Bianca Bellantoni, along with 66 of her fellow fashion design students, will be debuting her fourth-year clothing collection at Mass Exodus on Apr. 10, which will be held for the first time in Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre. Watch Bellantoni explain how she got her collection ready for the big show, and follow The Ryersonian’s coverage of the event this weekend. […]
Anali Torrez, along with 36 of her fellow fashion communications students, will be debuting their fourth-year projects at Mass Exodus from Apr. 8 to 10, which will be held for the first time in Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre. Watch Torrez explain how she got her exhibit ready for the big show, and follow The Ryersonian’s coverage of the event this […]
By Sarah Amormino “Believe in what you’re doing. Take a risk worth taking. Go make it happen.” That’s Sara Kelly’s motto. Kelly, a fourth-year fashion student, is currently working on her final capstone project, and her passion for mental health awareness is what fuels it. The project, which will be on display this weekend at the Student Learning Centre as part […]
When Michael Zoffranieri joined a sewing club in high school he thought it was just going to be a creative outlet amidst his science-heavy curriculum. Now the fourth-year fashion design student is hard at work for Mass Exodus, which is on April 10. Inspired by Infiorata, a floral festival in Italy, Zoffranieri gave The Ryersonian a sneak peek at his newest bridal collection. […]
Students got the chance to turn their gently used clothing into cold hard cash when Plato’s Closet, a chain that buys and sells brand-name used clothing, brought their business to Ryerson residence Pitman Hall on March 23. This was the third event Plato’s Closet has done in co–operation with Ryerson, the first being a booth set up during frosh week […]
By MacKenzie Patterson In a technology-dominated age, Knitting 101 is a workshop created in the hope of teaching students a valuable hands-on skill. The workshops are held every Monday on the third floor of the Student Learning Centre in the Digital Media Experience Lab — a place where arts and crafts meets modern-day technology. Trina Grover, one of the organizers, […]
“In my opinion, clothes are what we wear and fashion is about ideas.” These are the words of Todd Lynn, acclaimed London fashion designer, dresser of rock legends and curator of next month’s Mass Exodus, Ryerson’s annual student-run fashion show. The hit, end-of-year event is no stranger to big name curators, from Liz Cabral to Jeanne Beker, but Lynn […]
Don Fabien Lee designs suit for Oscar nominee.
Roll out the red carpet! Tonight is the 88th Academy Awards. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog as we keep you up to date with the night’s winners. We’ll also have some guest bloggers to discuss the nominated films, actors, directors and everything in between. The show will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. Check out the complete list of nominees here. Tune in tonight to […]
The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominate two fashion design graduates, Hamish Thwaites and Lucian Matis.
“Wear Your Label” was one of eight start-ups accepted into The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation at Ryerson University in September. Their mental health conscious designs have been recognized internationally and showcased at New York Fashion Week.
The sixth floor of the Student Learning Centre, known as “The Beach,” which can hold up to 540 people will be this year’s runway for Mass Exodus.
Inspired by a documentary called The True Cost, radio and television arts students put on a fashion show as a capstone project featuring eight local designers’ sustainable fashion lines.
You see fashion art as womenswear or menswear, which is kind of weird because when you think about art you don’t think about that.
The Ryersonian sent reporter Krista Robinson to cover FIXATE, a menswear runway show Nov. 27, 2015. The event was organized by the school of fashion and RADmag, Ryerson’s art and design magazine.
You’ve seen it time and time again: hordes of shoppers lining up overnight to get first dibs on the newest trendy product.
By Krista Hessey After watching The True Cost, a documentary that explores the negative impact of the global fashion industry, Ryerson fashion communication student Kelly Ann Nguyen reflected on her own shopping habits. She began developing a concept for her fourth-year capstone project that would allow people to visualize the social costs of purchasing unethically manufactured clothing. “What I […]
Shoppers stood in line for days to get the first dibs on the Balmain x H&M collaboration Thursday in Toronto. Here’s what the tired fashionistas, who waited up all night, had to say about the experience.
The first rule of running a successful fundraising campaign: get 6ix Dad Norm Kelly involved. Three Toronto friends did and their hotline has been blinging ever since. Gary Liang, Tom Guo and Emerson Lai decided they wanted to give back to the community, so last week they started “We The Norm,” a non-profit organization that sells Norm Kelly, Drake […]
It’s Friday night and Clara Purdy is quickly pinning a white dress to cover a fresh red marker stain. “The designer’s out there,” she said. Meanwhile, Nadia Ebrahim is pacing back and forth with a clipboard in hand, making sure that the row of models is in order. All of these last-minute tasks are what goes into INTRO, a fashion […]