Guest speaker – Ami Gibson

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We’d like to say a huge thanks to Ami Gibson who gave a fantastic guest lecture to our fourth year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students and our MSc Fashion Management students as part of their Fashion Buying and Forecasting modules.

Ami is a designer at Wilson Design Source Supply and is based in their Glasgow HQ. Her duties include designing collections, giving presentations to both her colleagues and clients, sourcing fabrics, working closely with manufacturers and visiting factories overseas. Last year she went on a development trip to Bangladesh where she sourced fabrics and worked with both knitwear and general production factories.

Ami’s role involves working closely with a range of clients and manufacturers and during her talk she emphasised the importance of building and maintaing good relationships.

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Ami presented a range of trend forecasting resources to the students, including real examples of client trend and range planning boards.
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Throughout her talk, Ami emphasised the centrality of the customer and their characteristics when making design and buying decisions and she also stressed the importance of considering cost when making design and buying decisions as return on investment is extremely important.
Thanks again Ami!

Fashion and Textile students’ tote bag designs

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If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend why not visit Drum Castle and vote for your favourite BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile tote bag design?

As part of a live project, 36 first year students from Gray’s School of Art have each produced their own unique tote bag design, with cotton shopping bags on display in and around the castle.

The most popular design will be produced and sold in the Castle shop!

Interim degree show

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What better way to spent a Wednesday lunchtime than exploring the fantastic designs on display at the interim degree show at Gray’s School of Art? We can’t wait to see the final designs and collections in May and June this year!

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We also picked up some cute Valentine’s Day cards in the Aberdeen Business School atrium today! These were created by Product Design students at Gray’s School of Art.

The 2015 degree show at Gray’s School of Art

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We had a fantastic time at the Gray’s School of Art degree show this afternoon. As always there were some interesting and thought provoking exhibits. Some fabulous use of colour really brightened up our rainy Sunday afternoon. Well done to everyone for all their hard work!

Here is where they keep the fashion…

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It was great to see the students’ inspiration, mood boards and the story behind their designs displayed using electronic visuals throughout the fashion room. This really helped bring the fashion to life for those who missed the fashion show itself.

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