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
PUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHEIF Steve Nguyen
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
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Nour Al Saied
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Morgan Cheung
MARKETING COORDINATOR Grace Hickey
MARKETING COORDINATOR David Robert
MARKETING COORDINATOR Julia Rodriguez
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
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Madeline Pelley
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
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.
QBIPOC+ creatives will be prioritized when seeking opportunities through all assets of the publication and freelance contributors for submissions.
We will hold accountability for all contributors to be responsive to initiatives upheld by the StyleCircle platform.
We will develop safe spaces that encourage conversations which includes, but is not limited to, racism, decolonization, inclusion, as well as promoting transparency.
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
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.
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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