Welcome back

This week we welcomed our students back from their Christmas break! It’s great to see the campus so lively again (even if we do have to wait a little longer when queuing for our morning coffee!)

Second semester at the Fashion Place is always a really exciting one where our students are involved in a number of live projects and placements. Many of our third years have just started their work experience placements this week and there are some fantastic opportunities including: Harvey Nichols, Hemingway Design, Johnstons of Elgin, and the Herald and Times. Later in the semester, our Masters students will be going off on placement and we look forward to sharing more on this soon!

A number of events will take place over the next few months and our students will be busy organising these over the coming weeks. One event will be our annual charity Fashion exhibition; this is organised by teams of first year Fashion Management, Events Management, PR and Tourism students. This year’s exhibition theme will be Fashion Destinations and students are tasked to choose a fashion destination (city, country, region or ‘place’), source and style a charity shop garment  and designing an exhibition space around this.

Our first years are also starting work on their window display ideas for their Store Design and Visual Merchandising module; this year’s theme is Sustainability and we’re keen to see how this is interpreted by our students.

Our digital fashion event has also kicked off and this year the students have teamed up local designer Lindsay and Yoshi to create a fashion film. This will be launched on the client’s website in March!

Looking forward to sharing more on these projects over the coming weeks…

A project-based approach to teaching

Fiona Poster JPEG

We had a great time at last week’s ABS50 Research Conference where we heard some interesting presentations and keynotes. Our Fashion Place contribution was two posters showcasing examples of a project-based approach to teaching. This year’s Magazine Project and Fashion Exhibition celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Aberdeen Business School so it seemed very fitting that these should be included in the conference! Well done to all the students who made these projects a success!

Madeleine Poster

Fashion show raffle

fashion show prize

Prizes for the Golden Show raffle are starting to arrive and we’ve had some fantastic donations from local businesses; here’s a necklace kindly donated by Harpers Accessories. Other prizes include: an overnight stay at the Registry Guest House; a cashmere scarf from Johnstons of Elgin; afternoon tea for two at Dunblane Hydro; tickets for a show by Aberdeen Performing Arts; an LCTG Hair Product Gift Box; and dinner at 210 Bistro.

Raffle tickets are available in the run up and on the night of the fashion show. You can also purchase your fashion show tickets online by clicking here.

Only nine days to go…

Fashion show fundraiser

Louise’s Sponsored Cycle

Well done to Louise, one of our fashion show team leaders, who raised over £400 for Down’s Syndrome Scotland during her sponsored cycle last week!