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(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
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.

Playing with dolls instead of  joining sports teams like his cousins was helpful to Bryan's development.  Courtesy Bryan Sparrow

Choosing Barbie over Hot Wheels

Growing up on the Musqueam Indian Reserve in Vancouver, I was surrounded by my dad’s huge extended family: nine aunts and uncles and 21 first cousins. Out of the latter, I spent nearly every day with Josh, Malcolm and Clarke. Born within a year of one another, we were best friends before we could even walk or talk. While being […]

by Bryan Sparrow· · Opinion, Voices
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