Your day starts when you change into new clothing and head out the door. But what if you're spending the day working or relaxing at home? Inspired by the freelance lifestyle working remotely on a couch, Soft Focus is the Toronto label creating easy and comfortable leisure wear from soft ethical fabrics.
Summarizing the creativity and forwardthinking that composes the 8th issue of Ryerson Art + Design.
January 20th carried with it one of the balmiest days of the new year as well as the incredible student-run Ryerson fashion event, INTRO, held at the Sears Atrium on campus that Saturday night.
Josef Adamu is leading the way with his visual story telling platform Sunday School. Taking stories of all kinds, Josef brings together a team and places these naratives in a colourfully composed environment giving each a powerful strength and pleasing clarity.
Haley Wilsdon documents three weeks of 5am swims in Lake Ontario during the fall of 2017.
Working to examine and experience the difficulties and discomforts of creating a routine
out of an activity never previously undertaken.
Thank You Kindly, a production and design company in Toronto constructed interactive installations inspired by the visions of notable female photographers from Toronto. We talk about their journey in creation of these installations and the importance of tangible interaction.
Parallels was supposed to be a student-run fashion presentation that, for a night, transformed a slice of Toronto into a celebration of queer hyper-visibility. But what happened was far more than that.
“It was truly amazing to see designers all over the world with different backgrounds come together to present topics within our society that they were passionate about. Whether they had an artistic, architectural or engineering background, everyone had something to react about and wanted to change something about it...”
A show conceptualized around “heritage, diversity and innovation,” everything the Ryerson School of Fashion is, and everything Toronto fashion should be.
Wasted Youth marries the inspiration derived from Berlin street gangs and vintage sportswear
with the landscape and 1940s architecture of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. Ryerson
and Toronto creatives teamed up to create this summer shoot that attempts to take some of the
glamour out of the idea of a fashion editorial.
With the drinks flowing and a great group to savour them, we were excited to unveil the first look at Issue 07 throughout both the magazine and space itself.
Tap of a makeup brush, click of a heel and out the door. Category Is, one of the editorials featured in RADmag's Issue 07, pays homage to the roots of Vogue Balls in 80s Harlem New York
For this accessory focused editorial, we're created surroundings in which each piece can express their own character to give you a taste of what they're all about.
I sat down with Giuliana Rucchetto, a recent graduate of the Fashion Communication program, to delve deeper into her whirlwind four year experience at Ryerson University.
One of Canada’s most monumental structures, Habitat 67 attempts to bridge urbanization. It introduced a different approach on reimagining housing complex with all access to suburban amenities--Privacy, access to green space and openness. Israeli-Canadian architect, Moshe Safdie juxtaposed rigid geometric forms within an organic environment and continues to inspire new ways of living.
Gram-Me-Down adjective /gram-mē-ˌdau̇n/
1 : put in use by one granddaughter, grandson or grandkids after being used, discarded, or handed down by grandmother
Admit it. You set the alarm early, planning to knock everything off your perpetual checklist. Read chapter 12, which happens to be 80 pages? Grocery shop, because your avocados went bad a week ago and you're living off take out. Clean your room, but mainly do your laundry because your clothes hamper is beginning to resemble Mount Kilimanjaro. Start your essay, even though you know it will not even have a title till 12 hours before it is due.
One skim over the list and you're uninterested. So what do you do instead? Treat your three hour lecture as if it is the Met Gala, and get severely overdressed. But do not fear. We are all guilty.
Have you ever wondered what fashion looked like at Ryerson in the past? So did I. Luckily some photos were kept in our Archives at Ryerson over the years, and here they are for you today.
As a gift from me to you, here are some of my current favourite thrift store spots.
Gianluca Inglesi graduated from Ryerson University four short years ago. Scores of hairstyles and birthdays later, he landed a position as a buyer for one of the world’s most popular fast fashion retailers, indirectly responsible for dressing the thousands of young people who meander into H&M every day.
Itinerant photographer, fashion powerhouse and now the producer of Mass Exodus, the ever-busy Karizia Peluso talks to RADmag about the upcoming Mass Ex 17'.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at making "Nighthawks", our Edward Hopper inspired editorial. Find the full series in Issue 06 of RADmag, on stands in Toronto!
Take a look at the set and hear from the creative team, with big thanks to FCAD for making it all possible!
RADmag was thrilled to host our second annual clothing swap back in February. The event took place at eative filmcafe, a cozy cafe in the heart of Kensington Market. A success to say the least, the swap was filled with mingling bodies, great finds, and hot drinks to help keep out the cold air.
Being that many of us on the RADmag team love fashion, we thought what better way to celebrate today then by throwing back to our parents best looks. After pulling out old photo albums and emailing parents for photos, our team has compiled an archive of their killer styles and stories. Enjoy.
Over the last few years, the ‘podcast’ has become a defining force in pop-culture and the arts. Embracing this trend, we teamed up with Best Practice and The Creator Class to host a night of discussion with the Broadbent Sisters & Lauren Mitchell. Exciting to say the least, this night also celebrated the completion and launch of our sixth issue.
When it comes to making a quick snack with lots and lots of … humour - Darci Jones is our go-to gal. Publisher at RADmag, wine enthusiast, and chef in the making, we thought of no better way to introduce her to the blog than by incorporating all of those things.
To help get things in gear, our Managing Editor, Connor Remus, got into the holiday spirit and whipped us up one of his favourite cocktails!