London Fashion Week Festival 2017

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Each year we take our second year BA (Hons) and MSc Fashion Management students to the annual London Fashion Week Festival! Here are some visual highlights…

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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!

Week 2 #myfashionplacement

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Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s weekend.

We’ve really enjoyed seeing all the placement updates from our third year Fashion Management students! Our students have shared creative window displays, beautiful work spaces and behind-the-scenes glimpses from their placements!

Anya is on placement at Freja Designer Dressmaking and shared this fabulous window display she created last week!

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Mollie shared this shot of her office at the Gathering Goddess in London! She’s even been busy getting fashion inspiration on her coffee breaks…

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Kirsty’s having a great time on placement at Bewonder* in Leeds and shared this behind-the-scenes photo of these brilliant lockers where she has her very own!

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Meanwhile our Masters students are gearing up for their placements that start in April!

We’re looking forward to sharing more over the next few weeks…

Friday afternoon inspiration

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Stimulate your mind with a Masters in Fashion Management (and an on-campus Costa coffee of course!)

Our next Postgraduate Open Evening takes place on Thursday the 14th of May from 6-8pm – come along to find out more about some fantastic opportunities where we offer a range of exciting subjects ranging from fashion, PR and digital marketing to project and information management! To register visit http://www.rgu.ac.uk/better.