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…

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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New York, New York

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For the second year running, one of our students is doing her placement in New York! Third Year BA (Hons) Fashion Management student Nikola is making the most of her time in the Big Apple by attending some of the shows for New York Fashion Week.

We love this shot from the Mister Triple X show – and what a venue!

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 Show highlights

We’re excited to reveal our edited video with highlights from the Golden Show! A huge thanks to our students for all their efforts in organising this fabulous event! A further thanks to our sponsors: AVC Media who provided all our lighting on the night; Bon Accord & St Nicholas for providing the garments; Down’s Syndrome Scotland, our chosen Charity; Breakneck Comedy for organising our fantastic MC, Wray Thomson; and Premiere Productions for providing a number of our gorgeous models.

A huge thank you to Jen Birtles Kelman who has done a fantastic job of pulling together the highlights of this year’s event into this video. The footage seen here was filmed by our third year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students – well done them!

We hope you enjoy it! To see more photos from the event visit our Pinterest.

Summer fashion

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It’s more than two weeks since the fashion show and (in the absence of our students) we’ve been injecting some fashion into the building (which feels very empty with our students so recently gone off for summer). Here’s our Golden Show Fiftieth Anniversary window display! After all it would be a shame to waste the beautiful paper dresses our third years made for the fashion show; these have become lovingly known as the Quality Street dresses.

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We also felt that the foil birthday balloons could be used to keep the Aberdeen Business School atrium looking suitable fashionable over the summer months.

Have a fabulous summer everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the end of September!

The Golden Show

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On Friday, our third year students raised £4737 for Down’s Syndrome Scotland in a successful Golden Show event! A fantastic assortment of fashion from Aberdeen’s Bon Accord & St Nicholas was showcased in themed catwalks and our fabulous fashion finale showcased couture designs from Aberdeen based designer and Gray’s School of Art graduate, Daniel Crozier, whose show-stopping dresses wowed the audience (and us!) Students gathered on stage to announce the total funds raised for the charity and were showered in confetti by the large balloon that was elevated over the stage during the event (it worked – yay!)

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Feedback from our guests highlights the fashion and entertainment as their favourite aspects of the show; the latter included our fantastic MC, Wray Thomson, the talented singer/ songwriter Anna Barton, and modern violinist, Ramus.

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A huge thank you to our guests, entertainers, models and sponsors who collectively made the show a success! A special thanks to our main event sponsor AVC Media who helped us transform our venue into our vision of the Golden Show. More photos and videos to follow… The above images are with credit to our Golden Show photographer, Martin Parker.