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“Designs on Teaching”: Alfred Sung at the Ryerson School of Fashion

Did you know……Iconic Canadian fashion designer Alfred Sung was once an instructor in the Ryerson School of Fashion? Now one of the most established Canadian fashion designers on the international scene, Sung began his career as a fashion entrepreneur in … Continue reading

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Such Beautiful Shirts: Gatsby-era Fashion at Ryerson A&SC

For those who can’t get enough of Gatsby fashion, RULA Special Collections recently acquired a small donation of 1910s- and 20s-era stylebooks from American clothiers Hart, Schaffner & Marx and The House of Kuppenheimer. The companies date back to the … Continue reading

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Kodak in Toronto, 1899-2005: A Century of Traces

Over the course of its 106-year presence in Toronto, Kodak affected more than just the history of photography in Canada. In satisfying its need for cutting edge photographic manufacturing facilities, the company contributed several ambitious architectural projects to the cityscape. Through these contributions, … Continue reading

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