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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The world of fashion advertising is a fast-paced enterprise where the most effective marketing conventions are always changing. Conventions change as a reflection of the change in society’s values. The inclination to use sex as a sales pitch in advertisements has always been a hot topic, that manifests itself into other social issues such as […]

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Nothing goes better with the coming of spring than a much-needed wardrobe refresh. If that refresh happens to make the world a better place then all the more reason to shop! Listed below are nine ethical brands that are stylish, unique, and definitely worth your support. Click the photos to shop and let us know in the […]

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Fashion Profile: Nicola Place

By: Victoria Zander

What is the first thing you think of when you picture seaweed? For fourth year Ryerson fashion design student Nicola Place, a trip to Montreal’s bio-dome aquarium inspired her final project – a collection of dancewear pieces influenced by the graceful, calming movement of seaweed. This collection – entitled Kinsphere – is inspired by the […]

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How To Keep Up With Fashion Month

By: Marly Bromstein

Staying informed on the abundance of ever changing fashion news during New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks is a difficult task. With constant updates, and and social media posts of collections to see, it is very easy for the most note-worthy news to be missed. To make it easier, this guide will help […]

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When I first began my no-shopping challenge in October there were two stores I particularly wanted to avoid. The practices of fast fashion retailers like H&M and Zara were, in my opinion, the reason why I needed to think more consciously about my consumption. The other goal was to squash my need to have things instantly by […]

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Beauty in Diversity

By: Joanna Ho

We live in a world of anger. We’re all humans and inherently, we all have our flaws. We can see throughout history what we can accomplish when we make decisions with grace in our hearts (Women’s suffrage, 1920, and the Civil Rights Act, 1964) and we have also witnessed the inhumane destruction mankind has committed […]

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A Fashion Fast

By: Victoria Zander

Fast fashion. The term seems to be popping up everywhere you look these days – and rightly so. The phenomenon sustains an industry of cheap, disposable clothes, and an unsafe pace of production and waste – a pace which is especially unsafe for garment workers across the globe. Fast fashion drives overall prices down and […]

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Coming Full Circle

By: Millie Yates

In my four years as a fashion design student, I have never been so struck by an idea as I was in my Fashion and Society class on Monday. Our professor had screened the majority of a fashion documentary entitled China Blue. It told the story of a young woman named Jasmine who moved from […]

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By Janelle Tyme We can all relate to the shock and outrage that was felt at the cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week (TFW) when IMG, the former premier sponsor of TFW, announced that they would be pulling funding from the largest fashion event in the country. Sponsored by Yorkdale, CAFA and Sephora, FashionCan is Yorkdale […]

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