Fabulous at Fifty – poster display

Fabulous at Fifty Poster display

Happy Friday!

Our Fabulous at Fifty poster board is now on display in the Aberdeen Business School atrium, to promote the fashion exhibition on the 16th of April! These are currently framing the National Student Survey (which our fourth year students must remember to do!) posters. We think they look great – well done everyone!

Have a lovely weekend!

Happy Friday from our resident Easter chicks

Easter Chicks

Happy friday from our resident (corporate coloured) Easter chicks!

This has been an exciting week at the Fashion Place where we’ve seen our first year students pitch creative ideas for the “Fabulous at Fifty” fashion exhibition and launched the fashion show project with our third years (more on this later).

Have a fabulous, fashion filled weekend!

Buying – a key Fashion Management role

Here is an interesting and thoughtful passage related to the buying function, from a book called, ‘The Comfort of Things’, by Daniel Miller (2008 p119)

“A retail buyer has the capacity to become a craftsman, because he occupies a critical position, with responsibility to find the best possible fit between two complex processes: that represented in production and that in consumption.  Retail buyers have to imagine the myriad worlds of customers, from a football mad fryer of fish and chips to a schoolteacher devoted to Bach… They have to imagine what continuities they wish to retain from the last season and what would satisfy their desire for change and distinction.  Then, having made those considerations, they have to turn and face in the opposite direction and consult with designers, factories and the vast edifice of capitalist manufacture and distribution.  Somehow these two have to be fitted together, the potential of the work of design and production meshed with the taste and concern of the world of consumption.  And a retail buyer will be held accountable for the degrees to which they get this right, as reflected in those profits and losses, accounts and audits… It requires skill, elegance, imagination, hard patient labour, experience, and then responsibility for action… the delicate tracery of a supply chain, the way bright colours of design have to be set into the matt background of order books; the warp and weft of negotiations over price and quantity; the pouring of product assemblage into the mould of window displays… Yet a retail buyer’s job is precisely the kind of labour we hardly see at all… a retail buyer is practically invisible, even though they are the people who actually decide what will be stocked in those shops.  They are the people we ought to thank when the stock appeals to us and blame when it doesn’t.  They are the lynchpins, the determinants of what actually exists out there, in the commercial world we encounter… So it is the retail buyer who ultimately determines what gets to be made and is thereby the arbiter of what we end up seeing around us.”

50 / just a number

Group 5 Poster

Jean is rocking the same outfit 50 years later; 50 is just a number! A sneak preview of another student exhibit for our “Fabulous at 50” Fashion Exhibition on the 16th of April!

Farewell to the Innovation in Magazines exhibition


Today we said farewell to the Innovation in Magazines exhibition alongside representatives from PPA Scotland and other members in the North East magazine industry, including Trend magazine, Dee ‘n’ Do and Grampian Wedding Directory. Our student magazine is featured in the exhibition and we’ve really enjoyed hosting this event!

Business pitches


It’s exactly one month until our charity fashion exhibition and today our fabulous first years pitched their ideas for the design of their respective exhibition spaces! Well done everyone; some fantastic ideas and we can’t wait to see these take shape at our exhibition launch event on the 16th of April!

49 going on 50

Group 1 Poster

Aberdeen Business School turns 50 this year and we’re hosting a series of events to celebrate! Here’s the first visual from our Events, Fashion and PR students who are working together to organise our annual fashion exhibition, taking place on the 16th of April.

There are 12 groups working on separate exhibition spaces – all inspired by our 50th anniversary! Each team has been given £10 to be spent on a garment from a designated charity shop in Aberdeen. Our first team will showcase their customised Barnardo’s garment in a Sound of Music inspired exhibition, as the film was also released in the 1960s. Watch this space for more of our exhibition visuals.

Annus Moris – March flashback

AnnusMoris March 2014

It’s March (already) and here’s our monthly throwback to this time last year when our first year fashion management students were creating commonwealth themed window displays to celebrate Glasgow 2014! This year’s theme… the fiftieth anniversary of Aberdeen Business School (of course)! Watch this space…