Happy Halloween to all our fashionable followers!
Today we’ve discovered that fashion magazines and Halloween chocolate make for a winning combination!
We’d like to wish Trend Aberdeen a very happy birthday!
The latest issue celebrates the sixth anniversary of Aberdeen’s fashion and lifestyle magazine and we are very proud to be represented in this fabulous pre-Christmas edition; with our very own Morven MacSween (stage 3 Fashion Management) gracing the cover – in honour of her appearance in the very first edition, when she was only 15 – and testimonials from our fashion management staff (Karen and Madeleine) .
Trend have been very supportive of our Fashion Management programme – the BA (Hons) Fashion Management is also 6 years old! – where they offer an exciting placement opportunity to our third years and we are very pleased to sponsor a prize at the Trend Awards each year!
Our stage 2 BA (Hons) Fashion Management students have started work on the annual magazine project as part of their module in fashion communication.
The magazine is in its fifth year and each year the students produce something completely different from the last. As part of this project, the students will each produce a magazine cover, fashion spread, product page, article, editor’s letter and contributor profile.
Last week, we had a visit from fashion photographer and lecturer at Aberdeen College, Steve Smith (http://stevewilliamsmith.com), who gave the students some interesting things to think about and inspiration for the photo shoots they’re currently planning. In order to ensure they get the best possible result from their shoots, the students are working on mood boards to help develop their concepts and convey these to their photographer and models. Most of the students will be working with photography students from Aberdeen College and Gray’s School of Art.
Another interesting aspect of the project is a blogging task where students are required to set up a blog and, throughout the duration of the project, deliver at least ten posts. We look forward to sharing some of these with you in the next few weeks. The fashion magazine project has helped some of our students establish themselves as successful fashion bloggers, for example Nicola Kirkbridge who graduated in 2012 and works as a stylist in Melbourne, Australia (http://nicola-claire.blogspot.co.uk).
In a few weeks time, the students will choose a name for the magazine. And as soon as we know, you’ll know!
All Saints, the iconic British fashion retailer, is looking for students who are keen to get some work experience in 2014.
Students can apply by sending their CV and some examples of their work (photographs of window displays and visual merchandising, mood boards, marketing materials, etc) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gray’s School of Art is one of Scotland’s four art schools and an integral part of Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen. The School portfolio covers a wide range of specialist subjects found within the breadth of Design and Fine Art disciplines. It is home to a range of individuals including practicing artists, designers and researchers of national and international standing.
Aberdeen Business School’s very own Dorothy Giles is teaching an evening class in kiltmaking this year. The course is aimed at students with an existing knowledge of hand sewing techniques and offers a unique opportunity to learn this traditional craft.
Here’s our October Annus Moris flashback. This time last year we were preparing for our first year students’ annual colour exhibition and welcoming Fiona Blunsdon to our team!
We also had our annual guest lecture from Aberdeen College’s fashion photographer Steve Smith. We’re looking forward to Steve’s lecture in a couple of weeks and look out for this year’s colour exhibition later this month! Lots more photos to follow…