21st Century Atelier at the Royal Ontario Museum.

By Dale Peers
On Thursday February 8th, 2018 alumni from the Fashion Arts program of Seneca College’s School of Fashion presented their work at “21st Century Atelier: Redefining Fashion in a New Age of Design.” As part of the ROM’s program series, guests were able see the designers’ work from conception to completion. Live mannequins strolled throughout the evening, stopping to pose for selfies with guests while the designers gladly explained their inspiration and processes.
Here are just a few images of this marvelous event!

Designer Sepideh Ghahreman ( in the background below, left) speaks with guests while one of her designs is modeled with its dramatic headpiece

Ivan (Haorui) Liang watches from the background as this model wears one of his innovative pieces  inspired by processes of the brain.

Jing Zhao prepares to welcome guests to her display and then encourages each to add their personal touch to fabric she plans to use in her next collection.




Designer Tala Nehlawi (above) speaks with guests about her process and the laser cutting technology used in her textiles while Kinoo Arcentales works on a new graphic design for textiles he may incorporate into his line, Yana.

The concept of couture fashion is one that, in this age of fast fashion, needs to be seen to be understood and fully appreciated. The 21st Atelier at the ROM allowed guests to meet and discuss fashion design with these young, creative minds and compare and contrast the processes they use with the work of iconic couturier Christian Dior.

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