As some may already know, our head tailor is a Ryerson graduate. Achieving a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the popular Toronto university, Don Lee is a highly recognized and well-respected alum. This year, he will be giving back to the school that gave him so much by teaching current Ryerson students right inside our atelier!
Last year, Ryerson University launched the Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute , "a dynamic fellowship program designed and dedicated to educate, support, promote and advocate for new Canadian talent in fashion craftsmanship and design." The SRFI provides classes led by national and international fashion experts as well as exclusive mentorship by Ryerson's Distinguished Designer-in-Residence. Playing a part in this launch, Don Lee will be teaching a course here at Trend, known as FSN 599 -- Special Topics II: Tailoring. Beginning in the Winter 2017 semester, our head tailor will be providing six students with advanced level seminars and studio courses. As a result of successfully completing this course, these students will become familiar with production and bespoke tailoring, develop hand stitching techniques specific to tailoring as well as gain a number of other necessary skills in fashion design and tailoring.
With classes beginning this month, we are extremely excited to be helping the future of the Canadian fashion industry.