Johnstons of Elgin Guest Lecture


Last week saw the eagerly awaited guest lecture from our Visiting Professor, Simon Cotton, who is the Chief Executive of the luxury cashmere producer Johnstons of Elgin. For the past three years, Simon has delivered insightful lectures for our stage 3 and Masters students as part of the Fashion Branding modules. The Johnstons of Elgin brand has been evolving and we are delighted to see how it progresses year after year. We value our industry speakers greatly as they offer valuable insights and give our students a taste of what goes on in the fashion industry. Many thanks to Simon for taking the time to share the brand story with us once again.

Pleats Please – Fashion Trend for A/W 2016

With the temperature beginning to drop and the arrival of the colder months, a longer hemline is perfect for those Autumn chills. Those that may have already read the huge September issue of Vogue, or viewed many of the autumn/ winter collections will know that pleated skirts have become a prominent trend for this half of 2016. Many celebrities and stars have already been one step ahead of the game, incorporating pleats into their every day wardrobes, gearing them up for the transition into the darker months.

Here at The Fashion Place, we are huge fans of the trend and wanted to share some of our favourite pleated looks over the last few months:


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What’s next after a degree in Fashion Management? A look at some of the career paths you may take…

Here at RGU, we take pride in our high level of graduate employability. We create, design and tailor courses to ensure our students receive quality teaching, knowledge and essential skills that will give them a good head start when entering industry. On the Fashion Management course, we have carefully designed the module content to reflect the needs of the diverse and dynamic fields within the fashion industry. Here are some of the many career paths our graduates have followed:


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Fashion Management and the Erasmus experience – student insight to studying abroad.

When studying at Robert Gordon University, many students get the exciting opportunity to participate in the study abroad programme, Erasmus. The programme is a fantastic, once in a lifetime experience for students and a stand-out feature of the Fashion Management course at RGU. Today, we are speaking to Fashion Management alumni, Katy Gordon, who has kindly offered insight to her study abroad experience.

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Tell us about your background, what you studied at university, etc.

I moved to Aberdeen from Glasgow at the age of 18 to study Fashion Management at Robert Gordon University. I had an amazing four years at RGU, learned a lot about myself and what I wanted to do for a career. I also made friends for life and moving away from home was a great experience – it made me more independent and a stronger person all round.

 Why did you choose to study Fashion Management at RGU?

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after high school but I knew I wanted to do something business related. The Fashion Management course seemed like the perfect fit, as it is a great mix of academic and creative outlets. I was also keen to experience a new city and to move away from home and Aberdeen was a great place to do that.

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Best Outfits from Paris Fashion Week 2016

It’s that time of year again; Fashion Week. We’ve already seen exciting and vibrant styles showcased on the catwalks in New York, Milan and London, but now it’s time for Paris. Just when you’d thought you’d seen it all, this iconic fashion capital continues to prove us wrong. There has always been something effortless about the way Parisians dress, making us all green with envy as they walk by. However this Paris Fashion Week, it wasn’t just the locals who were dressed to impress – celebrities and style icons from Diane Kruger, Miranda Kerr and Chiara Ferragni showed up in outfits that will having us dreaming of a glamorous wardrobe for months to come. And, the best part? Paris Fashion Week has only just begun, which means there will be lots of outfits to lust over across the next few days.

Here at The Fashion Place, we’ve selected our favourite looks from PFW so far:


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