Le Grana at Toronto’s Spring 2011 Clothing Show

For the Toronto readers- The Spring 2011 Clothing show is being held at Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place in two weeks! More than 300 local designers will show their clothing and jewellery at their own booths, and some will be lucky enough to have their designs displayed in the runway shows.


Dubai-born fashion designer Grana Khan studied fashion at Ryerson University, and has since launched her own line- Le Grana Clothing. From May 27th-29th, her clothes will be selling at the Spring 2011 Clothing Show, and making appearances on the runway! The collection has some beautiful jumpsuits, embellished skirts, and edgy fringed dresses! Continue reading

Students in Ryerson University’s fashion program show designs at Wanderlust fashion show

Proceeding Mass Exodus 2011: Zenith+Nadir, where graduating students in Ryerson’s fashion design program showcased their collections, the fashion school held another fashion show this Wednesday. Second and third-year students in the fashion design program unveiled some of their dresses at a runway show that took place at the Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto.

During the eveningwear show, it became clear that students learn a lot in two to three years of studying fashion design at Ryerson University. Designs were largely experimental; many students incorporated lace, trails, tiers, drapes and cut-outs in their dresses. Some were hits and some were misses, but overall the event showed a range of young fashion talents.  Here are some of the student designs that made their way down the catwalk: Continue reading

Ryerson fashion students show their collections at Mass Exodus 2011: Zenith+Nadir

After four years of painful pattern drafting, pin-pricked fingers and popped-open zippers, fourth-year students in Ryerson University’s fashion program showed the results of their hard work with their final collections at an annual year-end runway show on Thursday night.


Stage backdrop and images from the Mass Exodus Zenith+Nadir video

Held in the Ryerson Theatre, the show was a huge success, showcasing the immense amount of creative talent  developed within Ryerson’s fashion school walls– talent that goes far beyond the quality and appearance of the clothing designs. Everything about the execution was impressive, from the electronic soundtrack of the runway and professional promo video shown in short sequences throughout the show, to the fog and lighting effects that mirrored the futuristic and mysterious concept of the production.

 “Canada’s future frockstars,” tweeted Flare Fashion Magazine live from the show. Continue reading

Jumpsuit of the Day: New Line- Le Grana Clothing

Le Grana Clothing, by Grana Khan

These two jumpsuits, named Naomi (left) and Irene (right), are from Grana Khan’s Le Grana Clothing lookbook. The black designs evoke beauty and boldness, while at the same time remaining tasteful and elegant.

Grana became trained in the art of fashion at Ryerson University and the International Academy of Design and Technology, and she’s worked in fashion in both Toronto and Dubai. Her debut collection consists of funky club-wear and unique dresses. Her use of exaggerated fringes, sequined appliques and sheer, silky fabrics make her clothing perfect for fashionistas and party girls wanting to stand out in a crowd.

 Follow Grana on Twitter and “like” the Le Grana Clothing Facebook page (where you can also see some close-ups of the jumpsuits) to stay informed and up-to-date with the line!

*Photo Credit: Le Grana Clothing