By Jennifer Allison
October 22, 2021
November 16, 2021
Jennifer Allison is a fashion and footwear designer, maker, artist and educator.
Upon graduating from the Ryerson University Fashion Design program, Jennifer has had the opportunity to live and work throughout Canada, United States, South America, Europe and Asia fine tuning her craft while gaining industry experience designing for various companies such as Aldo, Abercrombie and Fitch, Awamaki, Pour La Victoire as well as several other private labels.
Her designs have been featured in publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, In Style, Elle and Flare Magazine to name a few and have been worn by reputable icons such as Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively and Rihanna.
In 2014, Jennifer launched the Art and Sole Academy as a way to share her love for design, traditional craft and the "slow fashion" movement. After operating Art and Sole out of Toronto, ON for 5 successful years, Jennifer made the decision to return to her roots and in March 2020 relocated the studio to her hometown, North Bay, ON
Stripped Away creates a moment of reflection on questions of identity and the complexities of our many layers. The work will lead you to question 'What is left of you if everything is stripped away?'
Opening reception October 22nd from 6 to 8pm.