Brian Boudreau takes a look at some of the most talented designers to grace Ryerson’s School of Fashion
Though you may know him as the mentor on Project Runway Canada, Brian Bailey is one of Ryerson’s most successful fashion design grads. Bailey moved from Alberta to Toronto to study fashion design in 1981, and has experienced much success with his universally flattering designs, which include both red carpet-ready pieces and sportswear.
Caoc launched his first label two years after graduating in 1993. He’s known for his masterful drapery, asymmetry and unconventional architectural designs that emphasize how the fabric falls on the form. But within that signature style, his creations keep evolving and dazzling.
Jensen, a graduate from Ryerson’s fashion marketing program, launched her signature line of handbags in 2007 after years spent marketing and designing accessories for the likes of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Her designs, characterized by their unique detailing and luxury European leathers, have been spotted on the pages of Vogue, InStyle and FASHION Magazine, as well on the arms of Katie Holmes and Courteney Cox.
Badanjak’s eye for detail made him a valuable asset for big designer names such as Paul Sinclaire and David Dixon. Now, under his LOVAS label, this design alum is on his way to making a name of his own. His pieces tap into urban individuality and reference the diverse styles on city streets.