The School of Fashion has a strong international reputation rooted in from over 65 years of leadership in fashion education.
As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, new skills, knowledges, practices and paradigms are required for continued leadership in the fashion industry. The School of Fashion prepares students for the future by equipping aspiring fashion creatives to RE-DESIGN THE WORLD.
As a fashion school, we consider how to integrate sustainable design and production practices that protect workers and the earth, how to value craft and quality over newness and speed, how to decolonize the fashion industry and foster Indigenous fashion resurgence, how to support transgender and non-binary fashion collections, as well as what impact we want our work to have on the fashion industry and the world today, tomorrow and for the next seven generations. By centring new worldviews and actions, the School of Fashion will further our legacy of leadership in the fashion industry.
The School aims to transform the fashion industry by centring inclusive, decolonized and sustainable approaches to fashion through our teaching, research and creative activities as well as, our industry and community partnerships. The transformation is fueled by changes in industry, education, and culture. We value new creative design processes, techniques and methods that recognize and honour tradition while critically challenging convention and social norms, with a global perspective.
Housed within the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD), alongside eight of Canada’s best university programs for creative and cultural industries, we are part of a rich, interdisciplinary community at Ryerson. FCAD connects faculty and students across its programs to provide innovative course offerings, technical resources, research opportunities, creative projects, and community collaborations.
The School of Fashion has a long tradition of nurturing students to become leading fashion makers, thinkers and doers equipped to systemtically transform the Canadian and global fashion system, as well as respond to and instigate new ideas in the ever-evolving fashion landscape.