Hit the ground running…

The Fashion Place would like to give a warm welcome to all our returning and new students. We are looking forward to getting the semester under way and seeing you all for your first classes next week. 

We were very pleased to see that for some the work has aready started! After playing a key role in last year’s Digital Fashion Film project entitled ‘Energy’, Elly has been putting her editing skills to good use while on placement over the summer with a local up-and-coming brand, Seinclln. 

Using the video filming and editing skills she developed last semester, the brand has asked Elly to create a short feature film showcasing the products and various aspects of the minimalist clothing brand. 

Be sure to look out for the finished piece on their Facebook and other social media. (@seinclln)

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Today we watched our fabulous fourth years graduate and we’d like to wish them all the very best for the future! It’s always a bit sad to say goodbye to our students when they reach the end of the course but we look forward to seeing what exciting opportunities lie ahead. Keep in touch everyone and enjoy your celebrations! 

Under the sea, under the sea – Sebastian, The Little Mermaid


Model: Ana Garment: Erika Doy

Yes – it is a mermaid you see before you! Well that’s what I’m telling people, it may not be Ariel but I think Ana from Premier Productions Models could show her a thing or two. She not only helped us achieve exactly what we wanted but with the movements produced, the garment came to life and looked magnificent through the lens. Our water shoot created a splash to say the least (I do love a good pun). It’s amazing what can be created in a green room with all the right equipment and with a little bit of learning and experimentation (thanks to our tutors for not killing us when we didn’t know how to work the cameras).

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Model: Ana Garment: Erika Doy

Although not all of this shoot was filmed in the green room. No, no, no. Well we decided why not just go in a pool? Great idea (which was risk assessed and all necessary measure were taken) and I would usually put a BTS images on this very blog but I would rather keep you all guessing how it looked and turned out. Some things can be left to the imagination until the day of the launch, I mean – we all love a good surprise. This water shoot was sadly the last for our #chooseyourenergy Fashion Film  and we could not have done it without all the fabulous garments and incredible models from Premier Productions. Now it’s time to become experts in Final cut pro and get this film put together.

Back to the Future

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Model: Cliohna Garments: Grays school of Art – Neringa Ivanauska, Rebecca Buchanan, Dovile Gusevaite and Tracey Doonan

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Solar’? Well to us third year Fashion Management students, we think; futuristic, reflections, massive goggles, eccentric and with that chain of thought – Marty Mcfly. Here is some behind the scenes images to keep you guys up to date. I, for one am loving the Madonna ‘Vogue’ poses from the very talented Clio. The combination of the different coloured lights on the reflective garment let us capture the film and stills with so much more variety using the highlights and lowlights that were bouncing off the lens to help emphasise Solar energy.

So far the #chooseyourenergy Fashion Film is most definitely taking shape and has allowed our creative direction to go beyond what we originally expected. Who needs boundaries when fashion is concerned? We are the first year in RGU Fashion Management history that have had the opportunity to expand the third year fashion show into a digital format. This will not only allow us to keep up to date with the latest trends in a fun, edgy way but hopefully put on a memorable, exciting viewing experience for those who attend.

Next up is our Water Energy Shoot… just keep swimming, just keep swimming

“Gotta lotta people tryna drain me of my ENERGY” -Drake



Think slicked back hair, latex paint, bondage latex tape (don’t be alarmed, we got permission from the models) and androgynous clothing and then you will arrive at our creative direction for our Oil Energy Shoot. For this shoot on Tuesday, we decided to have both a male and a female model to create diversity for our fashion film and to show different sides of our story because what’s the point in limiting ourselves, I mean guys need to wear clothes as well (or in regards to this shoot not that much clothing).

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Garments: John Lewis, New Look

Chloe from Premier Production Models and Edgar (self made model) worked brilliantly for this shoot. We would like to thank them both for being able to participate. Each shoot we are doing helps us become more experienced in using the filming equipment and building up the suspense of how our Energy Fashion Film #chooseyourenergy will turn out. MUA Brooklyn Adebowale worked her magic and transformed our lovely models into what looked like a casting for Mad Max, Fury Road characters to fit in with our inspiration boards. Brooklyn not only created the looks for the make up but agreed to be the model for our Gas Energy shoot which was shot today.

Gas shoot Brooklyn

Gas Energy Shoot


Eat your heart out Beyoncé – Brooklyn slayed on this shoot and looked fabulous whilst doing so. It was all about the location as well as the model today because we needed an open space with lots of air so we, to put it bluntly didn’t choke anyone  (I’m not sure if our insurance covers that) with the gas bombs that were set off. Movement and confidence is a huge part of this Fashion film so it has helped that all of the models are comfortable in front of  a lens.

gas shoot filming

Outdoor shoots can always be tricky as the weather can change faster than a students mind deciding between Thai food or pizza. Today the rain held off and although it was cold everyone powered through like complete bosses. We can’t wait for our next shoots to come together. As always we will keep you updated through our social media accounts, to give us a follow click the links:

Instagram: @thefashionplace_rgu

Twitter: @TheFashionPlaceRGU




“In order to be irreplaceable one must be different.” – Coco Chanel


Photo Credit: Becoming Art, Mike Lifsey, thethreefashionlovers and playbuzz

Who doesn’t like to stand out from the crowd and be irreplaceable? Well, that’s what we are aiming for with our Energy Fashion Film. We are combining art and fashion and we intend to bring it to life with this Digital Film to capture the attention of audiences and to leave them with a memorable experience.

We love how these images display different looks on various oil shoots and how the consistency changes with each shoot. It ranges from being thick like paint to a more watered down substance. As this is our second shoot we decided to have a female and a male model to allow us endless variety for the creative direction we want to take our Fashion Film in.

As promised in our previous post, we decided to set off a coloured gas bomb. Not only did the colour turn out more brilliant and vibrant than expected but they were so easy to use. To anyone at RGU who was alarmed, don’t worry it wasn’t anyone signalling for help it was just us Fashion Management students being let loose again.

gas bombs

A small clip of the above bomb has been put on Instagram to show a tester of what we will have in store for Thursday. This Energy Fashion Film will definitely be one to remember!