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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
For the first time ever, Ryerson’s student-run fashion show, Mass Exodus, will be offering an e-commerce platform through its app where attendees can purchase clothing, accessories and books produced by the fourth-year fashion design and fashion communication students. Robert Ott, chair of the school of fashion, said the idea stemmed from previous years when students’ designs were not for sale […]
On Nov. 13, third-year fashion communication students hosted STOIC 2014. The show, held in the school of interior design, was a runway show and photo exhibit showing fashion student’s work. The runway show was an exploration of the philosophy of stoicism, which featured designs made by students in the fashion design program, styled by the STOIC team. The photo gallery […]
Abi Smithson is just like any other 10-year-old. She goes to school. She’s a part of the Girl Guides of Canada. She plays on her trampoline. But something sets Abi apart from others her age: On Nov. 12, Abi pitched her business on the Next Gen Den, the youth version of Dragon’s Den. She’s the CEO of her own company, […]
As technology continues to affect our everyday lives, a Ryerson new media graduate is working to make sure that children are prepared by teaching the language of code. Kathryn Barrett is the youth program lead for Kids Learning Code, a not-for-profit organization that teaches the process of coding through various workshops. “It’s kind of the same choice as if a […]
All photos courtesy Kelly Fitzpatrick and Ryan Amore.
Chantelle Hastick walked home with one of the biggest cheques of her life last week. Hastick, the winner of the Danier Design Challenge, was awarded $5,000 and an oversized novelty cheque that she awkwardly carried all the way to her apartment at Queen Street and Spadina Avenue “My friend was like, ‘What are you doing? You just won $5,000, […]