Canadian Fashion Needs a Revolution, Here’s Why

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Holly Chang

This September, we observed fashion shows at TOM*, TWFW and Toronto Fashion Week, all of which left us feeling underwhelmed and hungry for more. Amidst the collections, clothes were wearable, likeable, but just that. The majority of designers presented collections that were safe which isn’t exactly an enticing choice of vocabulary when trying to vie for […]

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For many who consider themselves part of the “fashion set” in Canada, chances are the Montreal-based vegan accessories brand Matt & Nat has crossed your radar. Even higher are the chances that you already own one of their pieces. As Ryerson fashion students we see this brand sprinkled across our campus on a daily basis, […]

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*Daniela Ponzo is an intern at BlackFrame PR and this year she attended and worked quite a few shows at New York Fashion Week. We were fortunate enough to have her share her experiences with us. You can follow her @daniela_ponzo and you can find BlackFrame PR here.* One of my favourite shows this NYFW was […]

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Over the last few years the Toronto Fashion Industry has seen many changes. IMG released its ownership of Toronto Fashion Week in the summer of 2016, leaving a gaping hole of opportunity for other fashion celebrations to fill its shoes. Or at least try. Last season we saw many organizations try their hand at championing […]

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So here we are, Thursday September 7th and almost fully through the first week of Toronto Fashion Month. AAAHHH! Already it has been a busy one, but our team is firing along at full speed covering everything you need to know from every angle. Last night was Day 2 of RE\SET 002 – a new-age […]

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Now that the dust has settled after the MUCH ANTICIPATED launch of Glossier shipping to Canada, I thought it was about time I rounded up the products I caved on buying and what I think of them. As many beauty junkies will already know, Glossier is a New York City based cult beauty brand invented […]

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Summer = denim. There I said it. Some may say summer = swimsuits or beach days or patios, but for me I whole-heartedly think denim of all kinds shines during the summer months. No matter how hot and humid is gets in these parts there is always a use for your back-up denim jacket. Whether […]

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Like many of us Jaclyn Patterson never envisioned the word “entrepreneur” would follow her name in any capacity when she was studying at Ryerson University. When we’re younger there’s a tendency to assume that our lives after college/university will consist of working for someone else. Grinding, hustling, working our buns off for someone else who […]

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This past Tuesday one of one of our beloved Ryerson Fashion alums Mary Young gave a very important talk on the act of self-love; and the timing couldn’t have been better. A week before Valentine’s Day, the former Fashion Communications graduate at the centre of her eponymous lingerie and loungewear brand Mary Young, decided for […]

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  With the New Year finally upon us, there appears to be no shortage of “new year, new you”, “new year, better you” and the like swirling around the Internet to inspire us. Now I’ll be straight with you, I don’t normally partake or get swept up in new year’s resolutions because I like to […]

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