Introducing The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute

Suzanne Rogers donates $1 million to Ryerson University for the creation of The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute

Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute

Suzanne Rogers with designer and Ryerson alum Erdem Moralioglu (Photo: George Pimental)

Canada’s fashion fairy godmother has once again waved her magic wand, this time donating $1 million to Ryerson University for the creation of The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (BTW, FLARE is Rogers-owned). Open to third- and fourth-year undergraduates plus recent alum from the school’s faculty of communication and design, the SRFI is a five-year fellowship program offering mentorship, master classes—and funding. A front-row regular at fashion weeks around the world, and a $$$ benefactor to TFI’s New Labels competition and the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, Rogers felt an institute like this was long overdue, particularly since there’s a void of graduate programs and government bursaries available to fashion students in this country. “You don’t hear many Canadian designer success stories, and I wanted to change that,” she says. “These kids desperately need both guidance and money.” Bibbidi-bobbidi-boom.

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