Serpentinata: Get Twisted

When I lived in residence last year, there were a few permanent fixtures in our floor’s common-room: a sewing tool-box, a ruler, stray threads, and a frazzled first-year fashion student. She wasn’t frazzled because she was a slacker and rushing to catch up. She was frazzled because she had a pattern for a dress due the same day as three other hefty projects.

This year – my friend’s second year in the program – she’ll see a model walk down a runway wearing one of her creations. Finally.

In the school‘s annual 2nd and 3rd year fashion show, students in Ryerson’s Fashion Design program will show off their final projects of the year: women’s evening-wear and menswear.

Serpentinata: Get Twisted will showcase the work of emerging Toronto designers, and Jessica Biffi – former Ryerson Fashion Design student and runner-up in Season 2 of Project Runway Canada – is just one of several anticipated industry attendees.

On Friday, April 9, 2010, Ryerson University Fashion Design students are getting twisted – and not just because they’ve worked ridiculously hard for the past 7 months and deserve a break. The show promises “a surreal glimpse at the work of these student designers as they enter the Toronto fashion industry,” according to Alex Fox, a fashion student who is overseeing the show’s production.

- Stephanie Fereiro

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