Charity Fashion Exhibition

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We’re really excited to share the visuals from the launch of yesterday’s Fashion Exhibition: a Celebration of Creativity and Culture!

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Fam Fatale (a play on Oxfam and femme fatale) represented Oxfam and the Great Gatsby in their creative showcase. We loved their champagne (ok cloudy lemonade…) tower and geometric display.

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The tarot cards reading on the Beetlejuice stand was a big hit and helped raise money and awareness of the charity Shelter.

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Aladdin’s Angels promoted Save the Children through their interpretation of the Disney film. Their balloon animals and flying carpet were very memorable!

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Guests were invited to have Breakfast at Barnardo’s… Breakfast mainly consisted of cake but they were delicious! Their goody bags also included mini tiaras (which most of the guests and students were wearing by the end of the launch).

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We were delighted to welcome some representatives from Stella’s Voice to the Annie showcase!

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The one with the fashion exhibition… Coffee, Friends quotes and a very Rachel-esque garment made for a strong theme (they even had a sofa!) Supporting Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, this showcase included some healthy alternatives to cake!

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The Cotton Candies didn’t disappoint with their carnival theme, representing Cancer Research and engaging the audience with music and games.

 

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Inspired by the Capitol represented CLAN through a Hunger Games inspired showcase in an eye catching purple that tied in really well with the charity (and RGU‘s) branding!

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There were some fantastic home bakes on offer from all the stands at the exhibition but the Downton Abbey showcase, supporting Sue Ryder Care, went that extra mile with their English afternoon tea atmosphere which included home made bunting, tray bakes, scones and jam.

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If you were Clueless about any of the charities before the exhibition, we’re sure you won’t be now… Our final showcase promoted the PDSA!

A huge well done to all the students involved! This project really demonstrates the value of charity shops in providing inspirational and wearable fashion garments.

The exhibition will be on display in the atrium of the School of Creative and Culture Business at RGU until Wednesday the 26th of April where you can find out more about the themes, garments and charities.

 

 

 

The Golden Show

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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!)

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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.

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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.

Annus Moris

Annus Moris

Annus Moris is a celebration of the first year of The Fashion Place (and the fifth year of our fashion management programme).

The countdown’s on until we welcome our new students and we’re feeling nostalgic as we look back on our 2012/ 2013 year! We’ve welcomed three new members of staff, published yet another fashion magazine and raised a record amount for a local charity through our annual fashion show.

We’ve proudly cheered on as our students graduated and celebrated their achievements where we had a record number of students graduating with First Class Honours and going on to exciting careers in the fashion industry.

We’re looking forward to seeing what 2013/ 2014 brings!