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 […]
This version reflects that the RSU made the banner itself and it was not a gift from Drake. The Ryerson Students’ Union continues to strengthen its association with Drake. The RSU is planning to sell Drake “Yonge 6 God” T-shirts sometime in the near future. Currently, the RSU is looking for a sustainable T-shirt supplier to produce the shirts, said RSU President Andrea […]
They say if you can’t do, teach, but Ryerson alumnus Farley Chatto is an exception. The 46-year-old Regina-native has had his own clothing line for 27 years, apprenticed with Giorgio Armani, showcased at World MasterCard Fashion Week, and has dressed celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Drake. The Toronto-based designer graduated from the Ryerson fashion design program in 1991, but […]
From ready-to-wear pieces to the avant-garde, World MasterCard Fashion Week featured collections from Canada’s most prominent designers. Ryerson alumni, David Dixon, Sunny Fong (VAWK) and Farley Chatto, all debuted their Fall/Winter 2015 collections. Inspiration for each collection was drawn from an array of sources: Dixon’s pieces were inspired by Joan of Arc, Fong took a liking to the animated film Sunny with […]
By Ashley Cochrane Some Ryerson fashion students are angrily protesting changes to Mass Exodus, one of the most recognized student-run fashion shows in the country. The students, who are in the fashion communication stream of the program, say the changes mean their work won’t be displayed in the best possible way, which could hurt their job prospects. At least one […]
Over the past two decades, David Dixon has remained at the helm of the North American fashion scene. The Ryerson alum is known for his revolutionary “little black dress” in womenswear collections and his eponymous Town Shoes brand. This year, he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his label with the unveiling of his fall-winter collection at World Mastercard Fashion Week. […]
“See that?” Paul Mason points at a picture of himself, pre-beard era, in his old portfolio. “That looks like a catalogue guy … With that short hair … Boring.” Mason laughs at his young self, who was sharp, full of energy and far from boring. He’s been in Vogue, Dolce & Gabbana spreads, Marlboro ad campaigns and endless editorials. Mason […]
Putting Toronto on the fashion map may happen a lot sooner than later, thanks to a new $1-million investment at Ryerson University by Joe Fresh. The Canadian fashion brand announced on Monday it is collaborating with Ryerson’s Fashion Zone to create a new fashion innovation centre: The Joe Fresh Centre. Robert Ott, the chair of Ryerson’s fashion school and director […]
A group of Ryerson University students have merged couture and engineering technology to create a brasserie that can shape itself to any woman’s breast size. Five fashion and engineering students worked together to build the Anesi Bra, which conforms to changing cup sizes and shapes by using a using a form of memory gel. It’s diverse enough to work for […]
If you’re a fashion student sitting in class right now, there’s a chance that the classmate sitting next to you isn’t a student at all. Instead, it might be Heather Lane-Vetere, Ryerson’s vice-provost for students, a top administrator who oversees many of the policies and procedures affecting students at the university. Since September, Lane-Vetere has been taking a capstone class […]
In an oversaturated market where nine out of 10 business start-ups fail, persistence is key, says Hannah Yakobi, editor-in-chief and creator of FAJO Magazine. Yakobi shared this and other pro tips at a talk at the Ryerson Fashion Zone where she was recently appointed as an advisor. She said that one needs to stand out in order to be successful […]
The debate has been settled: the dress is in fact blue and black. Roman Originals, the store that sells the dress, confirmed this fact on its Twitter account Friday morning. We can confirm #TheDress is blue and black! We should know! http://t.co/qAeIIHzJxk pic.twitter.com/kkxjUbmgI3 — Roman Originals (@romanoriginals) February 27, 2015 The debate was sparked Thursday night after a photo of the dress […]
At Union Station in a sea of large Canada Goose jackets and Sorel snow boots, there always seems to be that one girl who stands out; the one who dresses as if the weather doesn’t bother her. She wears a flared skirt, exposing her legs along with a short leather jacket. She would wear anything to look good, even in […]