Impromptu photoshoot

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What better way to start the week than with an impromptu photoshoot? Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse of our fabulous first years bringing some serious Hollywood glamour to the studio for their window display project!

Guest speaker – Ami Gibson

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We’d like to say a huge thanks to Ami Gibson who gave a fantastic guest lecture to our fourth year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students and our MSc Fashion Management students as part of their Fashion Buying and Forecasting modules.

Ami is a designer at Wilson Design Source Supply and is based in their Glasgow HQ. Her duties include designing collections, giving presentations to both her colleagues and clients, sourcing fabrics, working closely with manufacturers and visiting factories overseas. Last year she went on a development trip to Bangladesh where she sourced fabrics and worked with both knitwear and general production factories.

Ami’s role involves working closely with a range of clients and manufacturers and during her talk she emphasised the importance of building and maintaing good relationships.

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Ami presented a range of trend forecasting resources to the students, including real examples of client trend and range planning boards.
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Throughout her talk, Ami emphasised the centrality of the customer and their characteristics when making design and buying decisions and she also stressed the importance of considering cost when making design and buying decisions as return on investment is extremely important.
Thanks again Ami!

The latest Trend…

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We’re so excited to see the new edition of Trend Magazine!

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This fabulous photoshoot was shot in our on-campus studio and styled by three of our second year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students!

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Alongside Trend’s stunning photography and design, we think this shoot really demonstrates our students’ professional styling abilities as well as the versatility of our studio space. Well done to everyone involved!

 

New York, New York

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For the second year running, one of our students is doing her placement in New York! Third Year BA (Hons) Fashion Management student Nikola is making the most of her time in the Big Apple by attending some of the shows for New York Fashion Week.

We love this shot from the Mister Triple X show – and what a venue!

Marshmallow challenge

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This week our first years took on the marshmallow challenge…

For those who don’t know, this is a team building exercise where the aim is to build the tallest possible structure (using only a small amount of spaghetti, string and masking tape) that can hold a marshmallow on top! Click here to find out more.

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Our first year Fashion Management, Event Management and PR students rose to the challenge with some interesting (and often ambitious) attempts…

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Some of these were a little too ambitious…

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Our winning team built a 49cm structure which they named Marshall…

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Well done everyone!

This week, the students are getting team photos done for their fashion exhibition project and we look forward to sharing these with you soon…

 

The School of Creative and Cultural Business

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On Wednesday next week, we will launch our newly formed School of Creative and Cultural Business at Robert Gordon University. This event marks the exciting amalgamation of staff and students from information, communication, media, events, fashion management, tourism and hospitality. We’re a diverse School with a wide ranging skill-set but one which focuses on creativity and innovation!

We look forward to welcoming industry speakers from the creative and cultural business sector as well as staff, students and alumni in what is set to be an enjoyable launch event! Over the coming months, the Fashion team are really excited to collaborate with members of staff and students from across the School.

At a time that has been uncertain for the local economy in Aberdeen and which has been challenging for independent businesses, we look forward to working closely with and supporting the sector.

 

Fashion exhibition project launch

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Today we launched our annual fashion exhibition with first year Fashion Management, Event Management and Public Relations students! Students were split into ten teams and given ten pounds to be spent in an allocated Aberdeen-based charity shop.  The project will run for the next ten weeks where students will plan and organise a fashion exhibition to be held on Wednesday the 12th of April.

In celebration of our newly formed School of Creative and Cultural Business, the students have been asked to choose a cultural artefact and this will form the inspiration behind their exhibition space. We’re so excited to see what the different teams come up with!

More on this to follow where we look forward to sharing the students’ garment choices and plans for the exhibition…