It’s great to see so many of our students involved in local fashion events and initiatives across Aberdeen. We love seeing what they get up to through our @fashionplace_rgu Instagram. Keep tagging us everyone!
Here are some of our students (from across the various years) at the Stellar Aberdeen and Must Have Dresses UK fashion show event last week!
We have a group of second year student helpers and models taking part in the MISS fashion show later this month at Aberdeen’s Marcliffe Hotel and we look forward to sharing more on their experience… We were also delighted to offer the opportunity for a group of students to attend the LOVE fashion event this week!
This week our eleventh cohort of first year Fashion Management students have injected some colour into the campus with their fashion exhibition. Each year, as part of their Fashion Design Concepts and Communication module, the students are tasked with working in teams to create a colour exhibition.
The module aims to introduce our students to the basic components of visual communication and familiarise them with industry standard design software such as Adobe Photoshop and Kaledo Lectra.
It’s the first of a series of creative exhibitions that the students present during their time on the course. We look forward to seeing what else they have in store…
The last board (below) is particularly fitting with the autumnal mood on campus!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Lamberto Berti, Industrial Relations Director for the Prada Group, who joined us all the way from Florence this afternoon.
This was an excellent opportunity for our students (and staff!) to gain an insight into the evolution of the iconic Prada Group and brought to life many of the subjects from across the various years of the course!
Lamberto tells us that he loves Scotland and is looking forward to spending the next few days exploring Aberdeen as well as visiting Edinburgh and Dundee. He has also kindly gifted us some beautiful Prada books that we look forward to reading. These are on display in the Fashion Place and really illustrate the artistic influences and ideas behind what Lamberto refers to as the Prada spirit.
This summer, the School of Creative and Cultural Business at RGU hosted the first of its kind Supernatural in Contemporary Society conference. This event brought together researchers from across a range of disciplines and universities who shared their research.
Subject Lead and Fashion Management course leader Karen Cross designed three spooky fashion posters for the event…
These posters showcase findings from Karen’s research into comfort in clothing where she discovered a number of supernatural themes and ideas…
Congratulations to all of our fabulous fashion management students who graduated yesterday! We hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with your classmates, family and friends. As always, we hope you’ll keep in touch and look forward to hearing what you all get up to over the coming weeks!
This week marked the end of our first years’ exhibition, which showcased fashion destinations from around the world. We’re delighted to share some of their creative ideas, captured beautifully by third year BA (Hons) Media students (Christie Breen and Alexis Flores) who’ve been on placement with our media team.
This project required students to work in teams, across a range of courses (fashion, events, PR and tourism) within the School of Creative and Cultural Business at RGU, in order to plan a creative exhibition and organise a launch event. Ten teams of students were assigned a charity and given £10 with which to buy a garment from the charity’s local branch. Their aim was to communicate a fashion destination of their choice, using the garment and charity as inspiration. Showcases included Scotland, Paris, Nigeria, Moscow, New York, Kenya, China and Hollywood.
During the launch event, students were tasked with promoting their charity and many chose to fundraise through bake sales and competitions. One team even brought along a mascot in the form of Lily the dog; this tied in well with their charity (PDSA) and she gained their team a lot of attention at the event.
We’re so proud of the commitment and enthusiasm our students gave to this project – well done to everyone involved!
The countdown to our annual charity fashion exhibition is on!
On Thursday the 12th of April at 12noon, first year Fashion Management, Events Management, International Tourism Management and PR students will launch their the annual charity fashion exhibition as part of their Managing in the Creative Industries module.
Over the past few weeks, the students have been working in teams to plan and organise an exhibition based on a chosen fashion destination. We’re very excited to see their ideas brought to life at next week’s event.
The exhibition will include a range of creative showcases inspired by an array of fashion destinations, where each display aims to support a different charity and showcase a garment from the local charity shop branch.
The exhibition will kick off with a launch event where the students will be on their stands to welcome guests and fundraise for their charity, through themed bake sales and goody bags. The teams are looking for some honest feedback so head along and let them know what you think!
Here’s a preview of some of their ideas…