Our Work – Production Management

Ryerson School of Fashion: Mass Exodus

Production Management

Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto

The Ryerson School of Fashion’s year-end showcase, Mass Exodus, has grown in size, scope and reputation to become the world’s largest student-produced fashion show – and in 2013, FMAV helped graduating students put on the show of the season with an innovative staging and technical production design. With a unique and cooperative approach, FMAV’s elite team of production managers, technicians, designers and operators worked in tandem with Ryerson’s Theatre School students every step of the way – from conception to the final show – while augmenting the students classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience. With 48 unique fashion designers and more than 300 models and artists, their talent and extensive
Bodies of work were magnificently showcased in a spectacle like no other. FMAV’s staging and technical production design included:


  • A unique 40’ x 40’ x 4’, diamond-shaped “in the round” elevated stage
  • With a nod to the venue’s history a 4-sided screen ‘cube’ hung over the stage. Reminiscent of a sports scoreboard, the massive projection surfaces vibrantly showcased video and animation content
  • Numerous lighting designs were employed to align with the thematic groupings of the students collections’, transforming the look and feel of the event as the programming progressed throughout the event

Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto

The Ryerson School of Fashion’s year-end showcase, Mass Exodus, has grown in size, scope and reputation to become the world’s largest student-produced fashion show – and in 2013, FMAV helped graduating students put on the show of the season with an innovative staging and technical production design. With a unique and cooperative approach, FMAV’s elite team of production managers, technicians, designers and operators worked in tandem with Ryerson’s Theatre School students every step of the way – from conception to the final show – while augmenting the students classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience. With 48 unique fashion designers and more than 300 models and artists, their talent and extensive
Bodies of work were magnificently showcased in a spectacle like no other. FMAV’s staging and technical production design included: