We had a fun morning visiting Union Square and Bon Accord & St Nicholas shopping malls with our first years who are carrying out research for their store design project!
Each year our students choose an Aberdeen-based unit on which to base a design concept for a hypothetical new fashion store.
Watch this space for our students’ exciting window display designs which we’ll share in April; these will be based on a Rio theme in celebration of the upcoming Olympic Games!
We’re excited to reveal our edited video with highlights from the Golden Show! A huge thanks to our students for all their efforts in organising this fabulous event! A further thanks to our sponsors: AVC Media who provided all our lighting on the night; Bon Accord & St Nicholas for providing the garments; Down’s Syndrome Scotland, our chosen Charity; Breakneck Comedy for organising our fantastic MC, Wray Thomson; and Premiere Productions for providing a number of our gorgeous models.
A huge thank you to Jen Birtles Kelman who has done a fantastic job of pulling together the highlights of this year’s event into this video. The footage seen here was filmed by our third year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students – well done them!
We hope you enjoy it! To see more photos from the event visit our Pinterest.
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!)
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.
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.
For this Friday’s Golden Show we have a range of exciting stalls for you to browse around and enjoy!
The Body Shop located in Bon Accord & St Nicholas has been very supportive. The Body Shop specialises in a wide range of cruelty free products and cosmetics.
We’d like to say a huge thanks to Nikko and Fabio from Rustichetto for supplying the VIP guests with pizza. Rustichetto is an expansion of the well-known family restaurant Rustico, situated in the heart of the city.
We’d also like to thank Yo! Sushi for providing us with sushi for our VIP room.
Mags Matthew from Younique will also have a stall in our retail street. Younique specialises in make-up and 3D fibre lashes which are described as the most mood-altering, life-changing product in the cosmetics world today!
Arting Around is a Crafts Studio and Soft Play company for children, offering a range of party packages. Visit their stall on Friday to find out more!
Rhiannon Scotland Jewellery is situated in Peterhead specialising in unique statement jewellery and funky purses!
Little Fairy’s will also have a stall selling unique children’s accessories!
Peter Millar is a brand specialising in lifestyle apparel and accessories, situated in St Andrews. We’re extremely grateful for them coming all the way up to Aberdeen to be part of our Golden Show experience!
Only two days to go…
In the run up to The Golden Show we can now confirm that Stacey Strachan and Gosia Weiss will be doing our models’ make up. We are extremely excited about this as its great to have local support.
Stacey Strachan Logo
Hair will be by Toni & Guy, who have been really supportive over the past few years of our fashion show project.
Toni & Guy hair
I don’t know about you but we can’t wait for the Golden Show!
Fundraising for The Golden Show is well underway, with only 3 weeks to go!! So far, £1768.35* has been raised in aid of Down’s Syndrome Scotland. Ticket sales and fundraising activities have been a huge success and everyone involved has thoroughly enjoyed taking part.
Here are a few details of the events and money raised for each event:
Our Charity Pub Quiz held at Siberia raised £61.
Louise Bark, one of our Fashion Management students raised a staggering £403 by doing a 10 mile sponsored cycle.
Bake sales held on campus at ABS so far have raised £125 all together and we have plans for many more leading up to the event. Everybody loves cake!
Fundraising events held over the Easter period at Bon Accord and St Nicholas raised £83, activities included face painting, hop scotch and memory game.
Sarah working her magic at our Bon Accord Easter event
Our next scheduled event is our Charity Pub Crawl on the 13th May 2015 where the Fashion Management students will be crawling around the city centre pubs wearing black and white t-shirts with The Golden Show printed logo and fancy gold make up. Keep up to date with up and coming fundraising activities through our social media. Instagram – @fashionplace_rgu, Twitter – @fashionplacergu, Facebook – The Golden Show.
Our first Bon Accord charity event!!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our Golden Show sponsors so far, especially Bon Accord & St Nicholas and AVC Media!
Our students have been on an Aberdeen city and shire road trip, seeking in-kind sponsorship over the last week and we’ve had some fantastic support from local businesses! These include: Paramount Bar and Yo Sushi – who will kindly sponsor our VIP room; Toni and Guy and Stacey Strachan Makeup – who are helping style our models; Breakneck Comedy – who are sponsoring our fabulous MC (Wray Thomson); and we also have some exciting raffle prizes, ranging from dinner at 210 Bistro to an overnight stay at brand new guest house, the Registry! We’ve also had huge support from Shooligans, the Chess Group, Nova, Trend, and Premiere Productions.
If you would like to get involved please let us know! It’s all in aid of Down’s Syndrome Scotland!
Last Friday the second photo-shoot for The Golden Show took place in Paramount Bar. Our three models; Gillian, Iulia and Tadiwa arrived fresh faced at lunchtime ready for good fun and hard work.
Our students styled the models in garments from Monsoon, Warehouse and Oasis in Bon Accord & St Nicholas.
The photographers were Martin Parker and Jen BirtlesKelman, who produced some amazing photos keeping with our theme of celebration. There was plenty of confetti used.
Special thanks to all of the retailers who donated, and to Paramount Bar for having us.
Over the next few weeks, and in the run up to the fashion show, we have a number of fundraising events planned! The first will take place tomorrow in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord & St Nicholas and our students have been working hard this morning to organise some fun Easter themed activities! We’ll be in the centre tomorrow from 10am to 5pm, next to Costa, so come along and see us to find out more about the fashion show and our charity, Down’s Syndrome Scotland.
We’re delighted to reveal this year’s fashion show logo…
Over the next eight weeks, our students will work in teams to organise our annual fashion show. The show will take place on Friday the 29th of May with doors opening at 7pm. This year’s theme will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Aberdeen Business School through a showcase of formal and informal party attire from Aberdeen’s Bon Accord & St Nicholas alongside some other local retailers (watch this space).
More on this very soon…