My Last Days as a Forever21 Employee
By: Isabella Papagiannis

Graphics Designer: Brennan March

The early 2000’s were a time when malls were at their prime and fast fashion was becoming widely accessible; try and remember the excitement felt when Forever 21 first opened its doors in Canada in 2007. The trendy, low cost fashion store made its way into malls across the country, and rose to fame rather […]

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Is The Tattoo Industry Racist?
By: Isabella Papagiannis

Graphics Designer: Brennan March

Tattooing has existed for a long time, has a plethora of uses and occurred in almost 50 countries; so why is it that tattoos have yet to be normalized amongst darker skin tones? Tattooing darker skin is not unheard of, as it has occurred throughout history in numerous cultures including Egyptians, Libyans, and Samoans.  As […]

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Behind The Brand- Madalyn Skincare
By: Samantha Cass

Toronto beauty start-up, Madalyn Skincare, worked with us to contribute to the door-prize at the recent launch of THE BOOK 05, Voices, by StyleCircle. Here, they share with us words that speak to the experience of launching a sustainably focused platform in a saturated market. In this interview, “S” shall refer to Savannah, and “T” […]

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De-Con-Struc-Ting Ryerson Fashion- The New Visual Rebranding
By: Steve Nguyen

Graphics Designer: Steve Nguyen

In the midst of expectations and anticipation of the newly revised curriculum and the introduction of the new faculty, Ryerson Fashion is undergoing changes to continue shaping the industry through modern practices and multiple perspectives in the twenty-first century. Ryerson Fashion in need of reformation, seeks their own voice in the form of a visual […]

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The Holiday Edit
By: Emmett Charuk

Photos: & Stylist: Emmett Charuk | Makeup & Hair: Sangeeta Bhella | Photo Assistant: Rafaela Conde

Modeling: Emma & Tanarah with B&M Models

With the holiday season upon us, StyleCircle put together an editorial to inspire your holiday fashion choices. Each of these pieces is budget and sparkle friendly! Happy Holidays!

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The Real Digital Influencer
By: Noah Holder

Graphics Designer: Lydia Charron

It has been about 2 years since I stumbled upon an eery Instagram photo that looked so deeply familiar. The digitally manufactured Lil Miquela and her pictures were by no means an unfamiliar image on Instagram’s explore page, by flicking through rows of photos the question of “Is she real” remained days later. The answer […]

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Beauty to be Recognized: Opening a World of Accessibility
By: Steve Nguyen

Before proceeding to the article, we would like to include the land acknowledgement given at Ryerson’s Accessible Fashion Show, “The land where the Crip Fashion Show is taking place has an important history, present and future that we need to understand and acknowledge. This land is called Turtle Island, and it is the original home […]

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2019 Fetish Wear
By: Katarina Vidojevic

Graphics Designer: Sam Cass

Fetishism is perceived often as something that sparks arousal in someone, such as rubber or latex. According to psychoanalyst Robert Stoller, “a fetish is a story masquerading as an object.” It is usually seen as taboo in society and has been psychoanalyzed historically by thinkers such as Sigmund Freud. While today it is more acceptable […]

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Floraison- Ryerson School of Fashion X Consent Comes First
By: Samantha Cass

Photos: Floraison Team

The theme of ‘blooming’ carried guests throughout the decorated space, and introduced them to the event’s focus on developing healthy dialogue surrounding safe & consensual sex.  At 7:00pm, on Tuesday, November 19th, the doors of Toronto’s iconic Buddies in Bad Times Theatre opened to guests attending student fashion production Floraison. While the runway show would […]

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Behind the Brand- Maison Cleo
By: Samantha Cass

Photos: Maison Cleo

“Maison Cleo is one of the many companies choosing transparency over manipulative marketing as a key brand identifier.” Featured in high-stakes publications such as Vogue Greece and  Man Repeller, Maison Cleo is the mother-daughter duo executing Parisian fashion house pieces under ethical and sustainable means. With transparency and public relations at the center of their […]

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