Textiles Grad Anu Raina Shows Toronto-Focused Collection at Fashion Week

  For Anu’s Fall-Winter 2014 collection of prints, she “revisited the joyful experience of falling in love with Toronto,” drawing on the colours and textiles of the city in autumn, and she called it “a thank you note to the great city of Toronto.” “I recall an experience beyond words, where it seemed someone had filled a bucket with warm hues and splashed it across the city,” Anu described. The same could be said of the latest collection presented at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto by Sheridan’s own 2010 graduate of Craft and Design – Textiles. The collection by Anu Raina was so Toronto-focused, in fact, that even two of the current mayoral candidates showed up to support her. You can watch the show for yourself on Youtube and visit Anu’s website to learn more about her and where you can purchase her clothing. Her dresses typically sell under… Read More

What is Sheridan’s “Visual Merchandising Arts” Program?

The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design at Sheridan College includes over 30 different artistic programs, ranging from Game Design to Visual Merchandising Arts. The latter program is less understood, though it has been at Sheridan for over 25 years and teaches very marketable skills. In laymen’s terms, Visual Merchandising is the art of presenting products in a way that attracts consumers. The two-year program is made up of four main components: 1.Window displays/prop production 2.Fashion and Product styling – on and off figure 3.Merchandising-Hard and soft goods/fashion and non fashion 4.Two-Dimensional Drawings/Marketing Design Those who have passed through the B wing at Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus in the past few months have seen first year displays rotating weekly, as students apply their skills to real brands. In the past month, these display cases have been taken over by second year students. Both years have also presented in a floor-to-ceiling display… Read More