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…
Attention all fashion management students; you know all those mood boards that we ask you to create whilst you’re studying on the course? Well here’s one of our graduates putting these skills into practice in her role in fashion branding at House of Fraser.
Fiona-Marie graduated in 2017 with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Management at RGU and has been working in her role at House of Fraser for the past few months. When we heard the news we were delighted to see one of our graduates had secured this exciting position, in what was a very competitive application and interview process!
Fiona-Marie’s role is to create and deliver brand advertising, customer communication plans and campaigns at House of Fraser and this includes television, out of home and social media advertising. Thanks for sharing Fiona-Maria and we wish you the very best of luck in your career!
This week we welcomed our students back from their Christmas break! It’s great to see the campus so lively again (even if we do have to wait a little longer when queuing for our morning coffee!)
Second semester at the Fashion Place is always a really exciting one where our students are involved in a number of live projects and placements. Many of our third years have just started their work experience placements this week and there are some fantastic opportunities including: Harvey Nichols, Hemingway Design, Johnstons of Elgin, and the Herald and Times. Later in the semester, our Masters students will be going off on placement and we look forward to sharing more on this soon!
A number of events will take place over the next few months and our students will be busy organising these over the coming weeks. One event will be our annual charity Fashion exhibition; this is organised by teams of first year Fashion Management, Events Management, PR and Tourism students. This year’s exhibition theme will be Fashion Destinations and students are tasked to choose a fashion destination (city, country, region or ‘place’), source and style a charity shop garment and designing an exhibition space around this.
Our first years are also starting work on their window display ideas for their Store Design and Visual Merchandising module; this year’s theme is Sustainability and we’re keen to see how this is interpreted by our students.
Our digital fashion event has also kicked off and this year the students have teamed up local designer Lindsay and Yoshi to create a fashion film. This will be launched on the client’s website in March!
Looking forward to sharing more on these projects over the coming weeks…
Merry Christmas to all our fashionable followers! Have a lovely festive break and we look forward to seeing what next year brings.
The beautiful building in the photo above is Garthdee House, situated between the School of Creative and Cultural Business and Gray’s School of Art. We feel very lucky to have such a green and idyllic campus ❤
Over the past week our first year and masters students have been working on their colour inspired mood boards. These are currently on display as an exhibition in the atrium of the School of Creative and Cultural Business.
The students produce these each year as part of their Fashion Design Concepts module. It’s really interesting to see how the students interpret the task differently each year, reflecting on changing trends and influences.