Indigenous designers have never had an opportunity of the magnitude of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto; until now. For decades, the culture, craftsmanship and charisma of Indigenous fashion has been overlooked by mainstream (i.e. Western) culture, unless for the purposes of appropriation and capitalization. The colour, beading and fabric work of First Nations peoples have  for […]

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Manolo Blahnik’s “The Art of Shoes” is the biggest retrospective the Bata Shoe Museum, in Toronto, has ever hosted. It is the first exhibit to be on display without legendary Bata matriarch Sonja Bata at the museum’s helm. It is also the last and only North American museum to host the legendary collection of the […]

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Diversity, Inclusivity & Wearable Art: The Standout Looks of Mass Exodus 2018

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Alicia Churilla, Emmett Charuk

This past week, as it happens every year, throngs of onlookers, fashion fanatics and prideful parents flocked to Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park to celebrate the work of graduating Fashion Communications and Fashion Design students. What marks the culmination of four years of blood sweat and tears, is a fashion event like no other – […]

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On the eve of March 29th Ryerson School of Fashion’s Event Planning class hosted Redux: a sustainable fashion event inspired by nostalgia and movement. The event was an ode to 80’s and 90’s streetwear and in the centre of the room was a stage, where retro dressed hip hop dancers showed off their moves to […]

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Andrew Coimbra x UnCuffed Play with Power at TFW x RE/SET 003

By: Victoria Zander

Photos: Alex Anisman

Toronto based luxury streetwear paired with Toronto made ethically sourced leather? Sounds like a match made in heaven! Andrew Coimbra of the eponymous label and UnCuffed designer Olga Barsky teamed up this season at Toronto Fashion Week’s RE/SET 003 in an incredible studio presentation. The collaborative effort styled the two current collections together to create […]

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Ryerson INTRO to Fashion Show Celebrates First Year Designers

By: Mahtab Abghari

Photos: Marly Bromstein

The Sears Atrium was very much packed this past Saturday evening as attendees patiently waited for the INTRO Fashion Show to begin. This show, as it does every year without fault, consisted of designs from a select group of first year fashion design students showcasing their daywear dress collections. The daywear dress is a hallowed […]

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Fashion trends have always been a visual history of social and political changes. We can see this in women’s fashion in the 1920s and 1960s, allowing for designs that helped women to feel liberated. In the 1980s men’s fashion borrowed from women’s designs highlighting the rise of a new version of the Alpha Male. Right […]

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Another great one is in the books for Canadian fashion brand HendrixRoe. In the brand’s second Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TWFW) show, designer Jordan Erin McKay, aka Jem, brought more rock and roll flare to the runway with some 70s vibes thrown in for good measure. The brand has grown in popularity over the last […]

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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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Nordstrom Night Out: Fashion, Food & Fun at Sherway Gardens

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Luke Severin

It is no surprise that the fashion retail landscape has been changing here in Canada (and abroad) over the last decade. The advent of the Internet and social media has changed the way people shop, and where (and from who) they get their fashion information. Gone are the days of big box stores determining the […]

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