What is
Mass Exodus

Mass Exodus is a trademarked fashion event nurtured over the last twenty years by generations of Ryerson School of Fashion students. With the purpose of promoting School of Fashion graduating students, Mass Exodus is an important event in Ryerson University’s calendar, attended by industry and the general public. For 2017, Mass Exodus stays true to its guiding principles of diversity, community, heritage and innovation while propelling its Runway and Exhibit into new creative heights.


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Daniels Spectrum

Mass Exodus 2017 is being hosted at Artscape’s Daniels Spectrum, whose foremost mission is to provide enriching artistic experiences for the Regent Park community. The Daniels Spectrum venue constitutes an excellent space for the showcase of Ryerson’s Fashion Design and Communication students’ talents. Inspiring and fresh, this landmark of the Regent Park community facilitates the celebration of art through the community’s participation. As a key element of Regent Park’s neighbourhood revitalization, Daniels Spectrum’s role as a cultural hub amplifies Mass Exodus’ commitment to its guiding principles of diversity, community, heritage and innovation.

The Curators

Leather goods and accessories designers Byron and Dexter Peart will join Mass Exodus as the show’s curators, reviewing this year’s student collections to create a final evening show on April 8th at Daniels Spectrum.

Montreal-based co-founders of WANT Les Essentiels, the twin brothers are known for their luxury accessory label that focuses on an innovative approach to functional and fashionable luggage and bags. They are also the creatives behind the WANT Apothecary retail concept with stores in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The Peart brothers boast two Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards for their architecture-inspired accessories. They are included on the Business of Fashion’s BoF 500, an index of individuals shaping the global fashion industry, and have been included on Fast Company’s Most Creative People list.

The Exhibit

During the Exhibit on Tuesday April 4th at the Alumni Lounge in the Mattamy Athletic Centre from 12 - 4PM, a panel of industry guests will jury the graduating works. Those chosen will then showcase on Saturday April 8th at Daniels Spectrum. The exhibit will feature works that explore a variety of media including magazines, sculptures, 3D prints, digital projections and typography.

MX Illustrator

Celia Lees is a third year student in the Fashion Design program who aspires to achieve a career in freelance fashion illustration. Celia has a strong love for fine art which is why she will be representing us as our MX illustrator this year, featuring a live-painting session at our April 8th event in the Daniels Spectrum Artscape Lounge. If you wish to see more of Celia's work you can visit her website celialees.portfoliobox.net or her Instagram @celialeesillustration

Mass Exodus 2017 encompasses a full week of fashion happenings! Fourth year Ryerson Fashion students will showcase some of their graduating projects through a calendar of collateral events taking place during the week of April 3-8. MX 2017 Fashion Week expands audiences’ opportunities to authentically engage with Ryerson Fashion talent.

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APRIL 8, 2017 @ 10:30AM

Adace Tseng, Cassandra Ruff, Dahyung Kim, Eloïse Ptito-Echeverria, Eshita Ravuvari, Guojia Li, Madeleine Porter, Malaika Felizardo, Marie Nolet, Natasha Molnar, Nicole Dice, Shuwen Ju, Stephanie St-Jacques, Taea Magnuson, Vanessa Gallelli.

List does not reflect order of show line-up.


APRIL 8, 2017 @ 12:30PM

Aleksia Pavlovic, Bronwyn Seier, Da Thao Chu, Dina Litvin, Golnar Dadkhah, Jennifer Jugowiec, Laura Battaion, Mia Decker, Monika Cibulskis, Nicola Place, Olivia Sparks, Rebekah Brown, Sarah Wong, Stephanie Saleh, Tashana McDonald, Vlada Tabachuk.

List does not reflect order of show line-up.


APRIL 8, 2017 @ 2:30PM

Adrian Arnieri, Alexandria Guo, Amanda Odorico, Anne-Marie LeBlanc, Millie Yates, Caitlyn Bloch, Ekaterina Kuzheleva, Erich Rennie, Kathryn McCulloch, Kathy Nguyen, Laura Honsberger, Maddie Legault, Nicola Filice, Sarah Arrunategui, Yuliya Zaporochshenko.

List does not reflect order of show line-up.


APRIL 8, 2017 @ 6:00PM

By invitation only.