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 […]
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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 […]
A Toronto-based fashion startup, Parker & Pine, is catering to plus-sized men by providing them with high quality and properly fitted clothing. “Parker & Pine is a brand that proves plus-size men can dress well and dress comfortably,” said Irfan Hajee, co-creator of the company. “We give big men style choice.” After noticing the neglect in plus-size style, two friends, […]
By Nicole Gabourie Ryersonian reporter Nicole Gabourie profiles three growing companies from Ryerson’s Fashion Zone, the startup incubator that supports and accelerates fashion-focused business ventures. Urban Native Magazine Website: www.urbannativemag.com Founder: Lisa Charleyboy About them: With over eight years as a published writer, including clippings from CBC, The Guardian and MSN, Charleyboy was recently named one of Canada’s best fashion […]
For the design junkie: Taking place from Jan. 20-26 across the city is the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO). With over 60 events, installations and displays, the objective of this weeklong showcase is to celebrate the best efforts in Canadian design. Check out the official festival map for exhibits around campus or near you. For the social butterfly: Join the Ryerson Fashion […]