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In case you missed it, November 13th, 2018 was a night full of celebration; celebration of self-love, and the launch of Ryerson Fashion alumni, Mary Young’s, Fall/Winter 2018 lingerie collection.
For those who missed it, in the midst of finals and last-minute projects and whatever else makes up that long last stretch of a school semester, here’s a late dispatch on what you missed from Mary Young’s F/W18 launch party, hosted by FSN706, because—we don’t say this lightly—it was among the best launch parties of the semester.
Mary Young studied Fashion Communication at Ryerson and created her “lifestyle lingerie” collection as her capstone. Her collection aimed to encapsulate values of diverse body image and comfortability, designing undergarments to “allow women to celebrate their natural shape,” hence #SelfLoveClub. Mary Young’s advocacy for ethical fashion also contributes to the production of the garments in her collection, taking place in Montreal “to continue to create jobs within our country and to better the Canadian economy with every step,” as well as performing the design process in Toronto. With the creative contributions of FSN706, both the students and Mary Young, I would say accurately represented Mary Young’s values of comfortability, self-love, confidence, and with an extra touch of sexiness.
One aspect of the event that I found particularly interesting was the class’ effort to conduct and provide a video of interviews that included all of the participating-models, answering a variety of questions about their perspectives on self-love, some reflective of themselves; questions like “what does self love mean to you?”, “how do you define body positivity?”, and “comfy or sexy?” Some of the models considered the two to be one in the same, which I found interesting; saying how comfortability is a given with sexiness and vice versa. So, not only did the event provide some social fun and a celebration for the launch of a lingerie collection, but some underlying educational elements of self-reflection and self-love. What does self love mean to you?
For those interested in learning more about Mary Young and her collection, shop her site https://maryyoung.ca/ or visit her online journal at http://www.itsmaryyoung.ca/
Text and Photos by Mia Yaguchi-Chow
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There can never be too many questions... so here are a few more...
RADmag: What is your favourite editorial to date?
C: One of my favourite editorials is currently Mario Testino's editorial for British Vogue featuring Emma Watson.
RADmag: Describe your aesthetic in three words.
Fine, classic and luxurious when possible. I try to display my subjects with both elegance and strength.
RADmag: If you could shoot anywhere in the world, where would it be?
London or Paris - of course! New York is wonderful but my style of shooting isn't edgy enough ....yet!
RADmag: Who are some of the photographers or designers you’d love to work with?
C: Of course there’s the big names like Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino who bring on interns all the time, so those would be two of the biggest artists I’d like to work with. In terms of designer I love staying within Toronto. I’m a big supporter of local designers and a really big supporter of finding people that are doing work in our community. That being said in Ryerson itself produces some amazing up and coming designers through their Fashion Communication Program. Anyone producing a line that luxurious and is a bit couture, I’d love to work with that as well.
RADmag: What’s your biggest piece of photography advice?
C: Know your limits and play within it. Don’t put yourself down if an editorial or an image itself doesn’t turn out right. We’re all here to persevere and we’re all here to learn. Every photographer, be it Richard Avedon or Bruce Weber, is learning everyday. You’re always making mistakes, and some days those mistakes could be the highlight of your editorial. A mistake you didn’t intend to make could be something an art director absolutely loves. So never cut yourself short, always be open for interpretation, open for criticism and sit with the image a while - you may find a bit of love.
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