The 2015 degree show at Gray’s School of Art

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We had a fantastic time at the Gray’s School of Art degree show this afternoon. As always there were some interesting and thought provoking exhibits. Some fabulous use of colour really brightened up our rainy Sunday afternoon. Well done to everyone for all their hard work!

Here is where they keep the fashion…

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It was great to see the students’ inspiration, mood boards and the story behind their designs displayed using electronic visuals throughout the fashion room. This really helped bring the fashion to life for those who missed the fashion show itself.

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Life with style

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We had a fantastic evening at the Trend Life with Style awards and would like to thank Trend for hosting such a brilliant event!

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The food and entertainment were fantastic and there were some great raffle prizes which some of the guests from our table even won! Sadly we didn’t win the Finnies jewellery raffle (but at least we have some left over macarons to numb the pain…)

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A huge congratulations to all the prize winners! We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!

Trend “life with style” awards

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We’re looking forward to the annual Trend Life with Style awards this evening at Ardoe House Hotel. We’ve enjoyed the event for a number of years now, which has become a key part of the business calendar here in Aberdeen. It’s always really interesting to hear about the range of businesses that have been short-listed. The event is a glamorous affair and so, of course, we always enjoy seeing all the fabulous fashion.

Tonight we’ll be enjoying the evening at the Aberdeen Business School table with a number of guests including Ian and Kathleen Hawthorn (owners of McCalls), and Lisa McGirr (Marketing and PR Manager at John Lewis, Aberdeen). McCalls and John Lewis are hugely supportive of our Fashion Management programme, providing placements, projects and sponsoring student prizes. We’re hugely grateful for this support!

Scott Hunter and Campbell Urquhart (from Hampton Associates) will also be joining us at the event. We’ve been working with Hampton Associates for a couple of years now where they’ve provide fantastic creative and design input into our marketing, including our recent “top dog” campaign.

Here’s to an evening of style and business success!

Summer fashion

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It’s more than two weeks since the fashion show and (in the absence of our students) we’ve been injecting some fashion into the building (which feels very empty with our students so recently gone off for summer). Here’s our Golden Show Fiftieth Anniversary window display! After all it would be a shame to waste the beautiful paper dresses our third years made for the fashion show; these have become lovingly known as the Quality Street dresses.

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We also felt that the foil birthday balloons could be used to keep the Aberdeen Business School atrium looking suitable fashionable over the summer months.

Have a fabulous summer everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the end of September!

The Golden Show

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On Friday, our third year students raised £4737 for Down’s Syndrome Scotland in a successful Golden Show event! A fantastic assortment of fashion from Aberdeen’s Bon Accord & St Nicholas was showcased in themed catwalks and our fabulous fashion finale showcased couture designs from Aberdeen based designer and Gray’s School of Art graduate, Daniel Crozier, whose show-stopping dresses wowed the audience (and us!) Students gathered on stage to announce the total funds raised for the charity and were showered in confetti by the large balloon that was elevated over the stage during the event (it worked – yay!)

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Feedback from our guests highlights the fashion and entertainment as their favourite aspects of the show; the latter included our fantastic MC, Wray Thomson, the talented singer/ songwriter Anna Barton, and modern violinist, Ramus.

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A huge thank you to our guests, entertainers, models and sponsors who collectively made the show a success! A special thanks to our main event sponsor AVC Media who helped us transform our venue into our vision of the Golden Show. More photos and videos to follow… The above images are with credit to our Golden Show photographer, Martin Parker.