A celebration of creativity and culture

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Today our first year Fashion Management, Events Management and Public Relations students launched their Fashion Exhibition: a Celebration of Creativity and Culture. There were so many highlights that we don’t quite know where to begin…

We’re looking forward to sharing more photos of the full exhibition spaces soon but here’s a sneak peak at some of the charity shop garments and from today’s launch event!

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The stands looked great and were all really different and exciting in their own way! From balloon animals to tarot card readings, there were lots of interesting ideas for audience engagement.

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There was even some handmade bunting which will be donated to Sue Ryder Care after the exhibition!

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Tomorrow our students have their exhibition debrief where we’ll discuss our successes and identify areas for improvement.

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Overall, we’d like to congratulate our students on a wonderfully styled and creative event! Although we don’t yet have a final total, we’re delighted to have raised over £200 between the charities represented.

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…

It’s (almost) showtime for our fashion exhibition…

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We’re pleased to reveal another exciting theme from our upcoming Fashion Exhibition: a Celebration of Creativity and Culture… One of our student teams headed to Aberdeenshire’s Haddo House to stage a Beetlejuice themed photoshoot featuring two of the students (first year Fashion Management) as models (don’t they look great?!) and their garment – sourced from Aberdeen’s Shelter charity shop.

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The team are hoping to raise awareness of Shelter’s mission to help the homeless through a creative showcase, inspired by the 1988 cult classic movie Beetlejuice and its links to fashion trends.

“Fam fatale”: A celebration of 1920’s fashion and style

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We’re pleased to reveal another theme from this year’s fashion exhibition… “fam fatale”! This particular showcase promotes Oxfam, whose international work on women’s rights has inspired the students to host a Great Gatsby themed exhibition, tipping their Trilby hats to  celebrate 1920’s fashion and style.

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Marshmallow challenge

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This week our first years took on the marshmallow challenge…

For those who don’t know, this is a team building exercise where the aim is to build the tallest possible structure (using only a small amount of spaghetti, string and masking tape) that can hold a marshmallow on top! Click here to find out more.

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Our first year Fashion Management, Event Management and PR students rose to the challenge with some interesting (and often ambitious) attempts…

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Some of these were a little too ambitious…

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Our winning team built a 49cm structure which they named Marshall…

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Well done everyone!

This week, the students are getting team photos done for their fashion exhibition project and we look forward to sharing these with you soon…

 

49 going on 50

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Aberdeen Business School turns 50 this year and we’re hosting a series of events to celebrate! Here’s the first visual from our Events, Fashion and PR students who are working together to organise our annual fashion exhibition, taking place on the 16th of April.

There are 12 groups working on separate exhibition spaces – all inspired by our 50th anniversary! Each team has been given £10 to be spent on a garment from a designated charity shop in Aberdeen. Our first team will showcase their customised Barnardo’s garment in a Sound of Music inspired exhibition, as the film was also released in the 1960s. Watch this space for more of our exhibition visuals.

Innovation in Magazines Exhibition

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Happy Friday!

We’re delighted to be hosting PPA Scotland’s Innovation in Magazines Exhibition in the Aberdeen Business School atrium over the next few weeks. Please do take the time to browse some of the creative designs and ideas that are showcased! Can you spot our own students’ work?

Have a great weekend and we’re looking forward to welcoming our students back next week!