Ryerson fashion students to showcase work in ‘The Grid’


Move over, Mass Exodus – there’s a new fashion show in town.

Third-year Ryerson fashion design students will showcase their work—garments they created last year—on Nov. 16 in the Image Arts Centre. Their work will be a part of the show titled ‘THE GRID – Magic Squares: From Math to Material.’

Students have created looks inspired by the “magical squares” of ancient culture, squares that were drawn onto garments to protect the wearer. Featured garments are produced not only by Ryerson students, but students from elementary and high schools in the Toronto District School Board who aided with the project.

“When this project was given to them, they had only a mere three hours to complete them on the [mannequins] given to them,” says Kirthiga Rajanayagam, The Grid’s show director. “You can expect a very diverse range in construction, creativity and design. Personal styles come across very differently, and each garment represents a different interpretation of the theme.”

The show begins at 7 p.m. To be placed on the guest list, please contact tickets.thegrid@gmail.com (you don’t want to miss it!).