The relationship you build at Toronto Film School can last a lifetime, as evidenced on Saturday, April 21 when alumni from a number of programs worked together to present the incredible runway show for Fashion Design graduate, Diseiye, at Fashion Art Toronto (F.A.T.).
“I’m so proud when I see so many of our students working together and supporting each other,” said Keith Richardson, the Program Director of the Fashion Design Diploma at Toronto Film School. “This was one of my favourite events, as I got to see so many graduates, all at once.”
Diseiye Thompson graduated from the Fashion Design Diploma in 2016 and has since been making a name for himself on the Canadian fashion scene. His most recent achievement was the stunning show at F.A.T. which featured his collection of modern evening wear, featuring reflective fabrics, puff-sleeved jackets, velvet, feathers, and his unique take on the logo-mania trend, an oversized shawl embellished with the brand name. Diseiye was joined by Brad Honey, whose collection of accessories is titled Melvin and Williams. It is a collection of elongated evening bags, and oversized earrings in the shapes of squares, triangles and circles.
Helping to realize the duo’s vision on the runway were fellow Toronto Film School alumni models Monique Nelson from Marketing for Fashion and Entertainment, and Brittany Bentick from Interior Decorating (now offered through Yorkville University). Helping backstage was Fashion Design graduates Lama El Hajj, and Jordana Seguin Supporting their peers in the audience were current students Sarin Khederian, who is currently interning for Diseiye, and Lorna Haire, Tenesha Campbell, Safa Hossain, Caleb Lazarus, and Nathalia De La Roche. While some of these students were not even at Toronto Film School at the same time, the creative process and the shared experiences brought them together for this wonderful event.