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 Cotton Candies

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Who doesn’t love candy floss and a touch of pink? That’s what one of our student groups thought when they chose a candy striped shirt from Aberdeen’s Cancer Research shop! Styled with a denim skirt, the Cotton Candies plan to theme their fashion showcase around a traditional British carnival – inspired by the hit musical and movie Grease. 

We look forward to seeing this colourful, feel-good fun brought to life at the exhibition launch on the 12th of April! We’re guessing there will be sweeties involved…

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…

Week 3 #myfashionplacement

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It’s been a busy week for our third years with lots of placement updates!

Lucie is on a year long placement with Cosmopolitan magazine in Prague! A few months ago, Cosmopolitan started helping Rosa charity, which helps abused women and their children overcome problems. Last week, Lucie and the fashion team went to Fashion Arena Outlet to pick out clothes for the children. This initiative has been so successful that Cosmopolitan are planning to hit the interior decor stores next to provide bed linen and pillows. We think this is a fantastic initiative and look forward to hearing more!

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Courtney is on placement with fashion and accessory brand Skinny Dip London and attended the 4th Edition launch party last week where she had a great time!

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Danielle is at Those Were the Days Vintage in Edinburgh working as a brand ambassador! This beautiful boutique specialises in collections that combine vintage with contemporary style, including bridal wear.

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Isla is on placement at London’s cult couture fashion label Atelier Tammam. Isla has been helping manage the brand’s social media and we just love the creative visuals they share!

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Meanwhile, Lauren has been at Pure London on a buying trip with her placement host Edinburgh-based Sam Brown Boutique.

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Kat is on placement with our Media team here at Aberdeen Business School and has been getting some fantastic photography and filming experience, where she has been involved in creating marketing materials for our upcoming Applicants’ Day events! Here’s Kat out on location shooting the beautiful River Dee in Aberdeen!

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After all their hard work we hope our students will enjoy a relaxing weekend. We were pleased to see that Mollie and Beth have been making the most of their time in London, enjoying these fabulous cocktails in Selfridges!

Happy Friday!

Presenting the Golden Show Cheque

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Yesterday our students presented the cheque for funds raised during the Golden Show fashion event to Down’s Syndrome Scotland. We celebrated by watching a video of the event, for the benefit of the students who were busy styling and organising models backstage on the night of the show.

Well done everyone and congratulations on organising a fantastic event and raising an impressive sum for a local charity.

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The golden make-up trial

With only two days until the Golden Show, everyone is busy with last minute preparations!

Yesterday one of our Golden Show make-up artists trialled a smokey eyeshadow with gold embellishment, which will look perfect on our beautiful models!

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Take a walk along our Golden Show retail street…

For this Friday’s Golden Show we have a range of exciting stalls for you to browse around and enjoy!

The Body Shop

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.

Rustichetto

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.

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We’d also like to thank Yo! Sushi for providing us with sushi for our VIP room.

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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!

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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

Rhiannon Scotland Jewellery is situated in Peterhead specialising in unique statement jewellery and funky purses!

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Little Fairy’s will also have a stall selling unique children’s accessories!

Peter Millar

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…