The Ryersonian sent reporter Krista Robinson to cover FIXATE, a menswear runway show on Nov. 27, 2015. The event was organized by the school of fashion and RADmag, Ryerson’s art and design magazine.
The production showcased a bit of what Ryerson has to offer in terms of world-leading fashion studies and event production. The show was created by fourth-year fashion communication and creative industry students in a Fashion Promotion course.
Robert Ott, a co-instructor of the course and Ryerson’s Chair of Fashion, was involved in putting the teams together and developing ideas for the execution of the show.
“It’s an opportunity for the class to work together and to work through all the issues that in every fashion show, you have to deal with,” Ott said. “Nothing is ever perfect, so my role is to be the hyper-critic.”
Some of the designers included Alys Mak-Pilsworth, Curtis Oland, Nina Boschman, Neoteny Apparel and ZOFF.
The runway show was considered a trial-run for Mass Exodus, the world’s largest student-run fashion show hosted annually at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Mass Exodus will celebrate its 28th year in April 2016.