Fashion

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

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 […]

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

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 […]

(Courtesy SPLICE)

Ryerson fashion students explore real life and technology

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 […]

by Megan Stephens· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Photography
Second-year fashion communications student Danijela Keko models in a shoot for Kastor & Pollux. (Courtesy Bianca Scarlato)

Students to Watch: Fashion communication student masters the industry

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 […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion
#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

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 […]

(Courtesy Angela Bulatao-Taay)

Dress for job interview success

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, […]

by Angela Bulatao-Taay· · Arts & Life, Fashion
(Courtesy of Bud Glunz via Library And Archives Canada)

Bringing indigenous fashion to Ryerson

“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.

by Jacqueline McKay· · Fashion, News, On Campus
Mary Gyulay is the inspiration behind the film VIABLE. (Courtesy Melissa Scicluna)

Q-and-A: Rye grad and ‘VIABLE’ director talks MS

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 […]

(Courtesy Angela Bulatao-Taay)

VIDEO: What to wear to your next job interview

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 […]

by Angela Bulatao-Taay· · Arts & Life, career, Fashion, jobs
The team behind Gimme360 in their office at Ryerson's Fashion Zone (LR Alex De Jäger (Courtesy of Danielle Lee)

Ryerson startup combines virtual reality, fashion and charity

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 […]

(Courtesy Bianca Scarlato)

Students to Watch: RTA photographer achieves Instagram fame

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 […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media, Photography
The Jack Layton Leadership School at Ryerson has been running during reading weeks since 2013. (Ryersonian Archive)

News in brief: What you missed during reading week

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 […]

The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (Courtesy of Robert Ott)

$1M fashion institute to launch at Ryerson

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 […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News, On Campus
(Courtesy Stephania Stefanakou)

3D printing: the future of fashion

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 […]

Daniel Christian Tang uses 3D printing to create intricate jewelry. The pieces are created using architectural modelling software with 3D digital manufacturing technology.  (Robyn Fiorda)

PHOTOS: Top fashion startups at the Joe Fresh Centre

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 […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, Fashion, News
Outside of Toronto Fashion Week, Ryerson fashion students can intern at Fashion Art Toronto. (Courtesy of Andre Varty)

No more TO Fashion Week? Not a problem for Rye fashion students

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 […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Petition gets action after students booted from class

Petition gets action after students booted from class

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 […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Fashion, News
Ryerson graduate Curtis Oland wins the Emerging Menswear Designer award (Courtesy Che Rosales)

From fly fishing to Vogue Italia: Fashion student wins major award

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 […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News
Owen Osinde, CEO of Sneakerdeck, and Jasem Ahmady, lead of operations and design, at the Branded TO competition April 8. (Courtesy Sneackerdeck)

Students’ app combines social media with sneakers

A group of Ryerson students created Sneakerdeck, an app they hope will become the go-to social platform for people who love sneakers.

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Rye grad creates makeup line for men

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 […]

(Courtesy of Jessica Albotra)

Mass Ex turns SLC into runway

Sunday’s production of Mass Exodus raised the bar for future shows, according to attendees.

by Emily Stachera· · Arts & Life, Fashion
(Courtesy of Beatrice Murch/Creative Commons

Ryerson gets thrifty at clothing swap

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, students
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Preparing for Mass Exodus: The Fashion Show

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. […]

by Emily Stachera· · Arts & Life, Fashion
(Courtesy of Mass Exodus)

Preparing for Mass Exodus: The Exhibit

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 Emily Stachera· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Videos
(Samantha Tapp/Ryersonian Staff)

Fashion capstone project focuses on mental health

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion
VIDEO Mass Exodus Series: Michael Zoffranieri

VIDEO Mass Exodus Series: Michael Zoffranieri

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. […]

by Lindsay Sganga· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News
Plato's Closet came to Ryerson residence Pitman Hall on March 23. (Emily Stachera/Ryersonian Staff)

Clothes for cash: Students trade in old clothing at Plato’s Closet

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 […]

(Courtesy Ben Barry, Photo by Jaclyn Locke)

Q-and-A: Ryerson fashion professor, Ben Barry

Bringing issues of diversity to light in the fashion world has been Prof. Ben Barry’s goal since he was 14. The Ryerson School of Fashion associate professor is behind the Ben Barry Agency, a unique modelling agency for models who don’t necessarily fit the size 2 demographic. His agency has been making waves in the fashion world. Last December, he […]

by Vanessa Francone· · Arts & Life, Fashion
(MacKenzie Patterson/Ryersonian Staff)

This is not your mother’s knitting club

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, […]

Todd Lynn (Courtesy Irene Scioti)

Mass Ex Series: Meet the Curator, Todd Lynn

  “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 […]

by Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Former Ryerson student dresses for the Oscars

Former Ryerson student dresses for the Oscars

Don Fabien Lee designs suit for Oscar nominee.

by Michael Sist· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News
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LIVE BLOG: The 88th Academy Awards

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 […]

Courtesy Emily Battaglini / Ryersonian Staff

Photography student gets up-close-and-personal with 11,000 strangers online

19-year-old Emily Battaglini credits her impressive Instagram following to vulnerability.

Sophomore fashion magazine created by Ryerson alumnae goes digital

Sophomore fashion magazine created by Ryerson alumnae goes digital

“I think a lot of young people are just sick and tired of being fed the same capitalist beauty ideal and we’re smarter than that.”

Two Ryerson grads nominated for national fashion awards

Two Ryerson grads nominated for national fashion awards

The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominate two fashion design graduates, Hamish Thwaites and Lucian Matis.

Fashion line helps consumers ‘take ownership’ over mental illness

Fashion line helps consumers ‘take ownership’ over mental illness

“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.

(Ryersonian Staff/Samantha Tapp)

Mass Exodus: fashion school’s year-end production moves to SLC from MAC

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.

by Samantha Tapp· · Arts & Life, Fashion

Photo gallery: Ryerson students host fair trade fashion show

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.  

by Mikaila Kukurudza· · Arts & Life, Fashion
FIXATE Fashion Show: Meet designer Lex Brown who tackles gender norms

FIXATE Fashion Show: Meet designer Lex Brown who tackles gender norms

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.

In Photos: FIXATE fashion show 2015

In Photos: FIXATE fashion show 2015

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.

by Krista Robinson· · Arts & Life, Fashion
You are what you share…or are you?

You are what you share…or are you?

The way we decide what goes on our social media pages typically winds down to one consideration: what we want people to know about us.

by Ban Ibrahim· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Health, Media, Photography, Videos
Shoppers entering H&M at the Eaton Centre. (Michelle Andrea-Girouard / Ryersonian Staff)

Die-hard shoppers: Why consumers are camping out for ‘stuff’

You’ve seen it time and time again: hordes of shoppers lining up overnight to get first dibs on the newest trendy product.

by Tiffany Crawford-Christie· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Be low-key ‘and then surprise the world’

Be low-key ‘and then surprise the world’

Fashion design student, Jeremy Joo was chosen to speak at last weekends TedX RyersonU conference. Ryersonian sat down with him to talk about some of the things that set him apart from the rest.

by Jordyn Gibson· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Kelly Ann Nguyen with some of her infographics. (Krista Hessey / Ryersonian Staff)

‘Fast fashion’: The real cost of buying cheap clothes

  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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion
How to get first dibs on Balmain x H&M collection

How to get first dibs on Balmain x H&M collection

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Fashion, Off Campus, RyersonianTV
Friends start Norm Kelly-themed charity ‘We The Norm’

Friends start Norm Kelly-themed charity ‘We The Norm’

  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 […]

by Tiffany Crawford-Christie· · Arts & Life, Fashion
INTRO to diversity

INTRO to diversity

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 […]

A sample design of the Drake themed T-shirts planned by the RSU. Via Twitter / RSU.

RSU to sell Drake-themed T-shirts

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 […]

by Charles Bossy· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News, On Campus
Fashion alumnus and designer Farley Chatto returns to Ryerson

Fashion alumnus and designer Farley Chatto returns to Ryerson

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 […]

by Jessica Murray· · Arts & Life, Fashion
(Ryersonian File Photo)

Mass Exodus showcased Ryerson’s fashion students’ collections

by Khadija Khan· · Arts & Life, Fashion