Ryerson Art+Design Magazine (RADmag) was born out of a vision to create a medium of celebration, inspiration, and collaboration — to celebrate and showcase the work of students in Photography, Fashion, and Interior Design, to provide an outlet to inspire one another and the world at large, and aid in connecting students in these related visual disciplines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jenny Barron is a fourth year Creative Industries student at Ryerson. Splitting her time between specialities of Interior Design and Printing and Publishing (formerly known as Graphic Communications Management), Jenny has masterly created a portfolio that pushes beyond one sole medium.
We’ve all had those moments: scrolling through our top feeds, looking for that perfect laugh out loud meme, when we come across something so angelic we just have to click. Whether it’s a perfectly plated dish or a lit-to-perfection selfie, Instagrammers have the power to make us want just about anything.
RADmag was lucky enough to have been invited to Trek For Teen’s Illuminate fashion show, which took place on May 6th. Trek For Teens is a non-profit organization whose focus is to raise funds for homeless youth in the city of Toronto.
I know what you’re thinking, spring juststarted and all you want to do is sit outside and soak up the sun before it disappears again. But I can promise you this - spring is here to stay - and you want your wardrobe to be ready.
Yuki Barton is a former Ryerson Fashion Communications student who now works as an E-Commerce Assistant at budding Vancouver-based brand Oak + Fort and pursues her passion of designing and handcrafting jewelry on the side.