WHO WE ARE

StyleCircle began as a student-lead digital and print publication under the Fashion student Union in 2011, and has continued its legacy under support by the Ryerson Communication and Design Society [RCDS]. We strive to inspire and contribute to critical dialogue about the fashion industry. Our annual publication, The Book by StyleCircle, is a professional grade print magazine that features exclusive editorial content curated by students, for students

MASTHEAD 2020/2021

PUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHEIF     Steve Nguyen

 

EVENTS TEAM

 

DIRECTOR OF EVENTS     Danica Hooper

SPONSOR COORDINATOR     Violet Yin

EVENTS COORDINATOR     Harry Clarke

EVENTS COORDINATOR     Jillian Pollock

EVENTS COORDINATOR     Isabelle Rossi

EVENTS COORDINATOR     Cynthia Zhou

 

MARKETING TEAM

 

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING     Nour Al Saied

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR     Morgan Cheung

MARKETING COORDINATOR     Grace Hickey

MARKETING COORDINATOR     David Robert

MARKETING COORDINATOR     Julia Rodriguez

 

EDITORIAL TEAM

 

MANAGING EDITOR     Omar Taleb

 LEAD COPY EDITOR     Lannii Pettiford

 COPY EDITOR     Lesley Deboer

COPY EDITOR     Noah Holder

COPY EDITOR     Safia Sheikh

 

WRITER     Christina Armanious

WRITER     Petra Calder

WRITER     Erin Colquhoun

WRITER     Jessi Hamilton

WRITER     Norah Kim

WRITER     Taite Kreuger

WRITER     Victoria Malawi

WRITER     Delfina Russo

WRITER     Erica Weeks

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR     Samantha Cass

 

OPERATIONS TEAM

 

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS     Madeline Pelley

FINANCE COORDINATOR     Freya de Tonnancour

 

ART TEAM

 

ART DIRECTOR     Mia Yaguchi Chow

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR     Nevi Gaetan

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR     Isabella Papagiannis

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR     Mia Vos

 

PHOTOGRAPHER     Emmett Charuk

PHOTOGRAPHER     Jonathan Matta

PHOTOGRAPHER     Hunter McNiel

PHOTOGRAPHER     John Monic Delante

PHOTOGRAPHER     Micheala Owusu

PHOTOGRAPHER     Qiuran Zhu

 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Brennan March

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Jacqueline Borg

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Audrey Chen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Arushi Chopra

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Aisling Gogan

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Jennifer Ji

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Safa Kubti

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Sarah Pasquini

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Cindy Phung

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Mia Portelance

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Zoe Statiris

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     Shirly To

Excerpts from our recent interview with Ryerson’s The EyeOpener. Read the full article here.

our commitments

Giving a sense of opportunity...We wanted to have a very inclusive community, participating in fashion should be a form of hope through getting together and collaborating.
STEVE NGUYEN
Editor in chief
We want to connect students who have a vision of something they want to create with a professional platform so that they can access the industry and showcase their work; interacting in a different way than they can on their own.
SAMANTHA CASS
Creative Director

Hear more from the rest of the StyleCircle team here.

FUTURE STEPS FOR ACTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY

As we relaunch our digital platform and commence content production for the 2020-2021 term, we recognize our position within an industry that actively profits from Black bodies under the guise of diversity and inclusion, while jeopardizing and silencing Black creatives through lack of representation and mistreatment. We acknowledge that, in participating in the fashion industry, we have profited from this as well. It is now our responsibility to take affirmative action towards dismantling the systemic racism that is present in Toronto, the grounds upon which we operate, and elsewhere.

In effort to erase performative activism, our actions are structure to be long term goals which we will continue to commit ourselves to meeting. The following is a part of a collective agreement that StyleCircle and its contributors must all take initiative to acknowledge. This is an evolving list as we continue to recommit ourselves to amplifying Black and marginalized voices and supporting Black creatives.

1.

QBIPOC+ creatives will be prioritized when seeking opportunities through all assets of the publication and freelance contributors for submissions.

2.

We will hold accountability for all contributors to be responsive to initiatives upheld by the StyleCircle platform.

3.

We will develop safe spaces that encourage conversations which includes, but is not limited to, racism, decolonization, inclusion, as well as promoting transparency.

4.

We will utilize this platform to highlight Black-owned businesses, brands, artists as well as sharing donation resources and petitions to actively participate

We recognize the Black Lives Matter movement as one whose significance cannot go unnoticed. What needs to be done is tangible action that supports the community. The most effective forms of redistributing wealth and taking stance in solidarity is to support local Black-owned businesses, brands and artists. Help us in giving them opportunity and a platform to let their voices be heard.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

THE BOOK
ISSUE 5

Exclusive editorials from Voices, The Book by StyleCircle Issue 05, now available for viewing right here. 

All purchase proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter Toronto.

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The land where StyleCircle operates has an important history, present and future that we need to understand and acknowledge. This land is called Turtle Island, and it is originally the home of many Indigenous peoples. It is the unceded traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. We acknowledge and respect these nations as the past, present, and future true inhabitant people of this land. What is today known as Toronto is located in the Dish With One Spoon Territory. The Dish with One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. We want to recognize that we are sharing this land on which Toronto sits with each other.

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Contact

Email: stylecircle.org@gmail.com