Happy New Year

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Happy New Year to all our fashionable followers! We hope you’ve had a lovely festive season. As we look forward to welcoming our students back later this month, we’re remembering some of the highlights of 2015 – most of which involve Aberdeen Business School’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations! Our students have presented some interesting takes on what has been a truly memorable golden anniversary year, including themed photoshoots, videos, events and our annual fashion management magazine!

We look forward to seeing what 2016 has in store…

A project-based approach to teaching

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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!

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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 – deluxe party bags

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With only three days until our Golden Show event, we’re busy transforming Aberdeen Business School into our fabulous fashion venue. The deluxe party bags are made up for our VIP guests and here’s a sneak preview of some of the hightlights from these… Huge thanks to Trend, Mackie’s and Bon Accord & St Nicholas for their support!

Thanks to Johnsons of Elgin

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Another huge thank you to Johnsons of Elgin for donating this beautiful cashmere scarf to our Golden Show raffle. Yet another prize that we would be very delighted to win! Johnsons of Elgin is a brand with such a fascinating story and they’ve shown huge support towards our Fashion Management students by providing placements, donating prizes to events and giving guest lectures!

Thanks to Mackie’s of Scotland

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Thanks to Mackie’s of Scotland for providing some of their tasty new chocolate bars for our Golden Show VIP guests. As part of their “everyday indulgence” range, you can choose from mint, honeycomb, dark and traditional milk chocolate, which reflects some of their more traditional ice cream flavours.

Fashion show raffle

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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…

The Golden Show sponsorship

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our Golden Show sponsors so far, especially Bon Accord & St Nicholas and AVC Media!

Our students have been on an Aberdeen city and shire road trip, seeking in-kind sponsorship over the last week and we’ve had some fantastic support from local businesses! These include: Paramount Bar and Yo Sushi – who will kindly sponsor our VIP room; Toni and Guy and Stacey Strachan Makeup – who are helping style our models; Breakneck Comedy – who are sponsoring our fabulous MC (Wray Thomson); and we also have some exciting raffle prizes, ranging from dinner at 210 Bistro to an overnight stay at brand new guest house, the Registry! We’ve also had huge support from Shooligans, the Chess Group, Nova, Trend, and Premiere Productions.

If you would like to get involved please let us know! It’s all in aid of Down’s Syndrome Scotland!

Our Golden Show photoshoot!

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Last Friday the second photo-shoot for The Golden Show took place in Paramount Bar. Our three models; Gillian, Iulia and Tadiwa arrived fresh faced at lunchtime ready for good fun and hard work.

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Our students styled the models in garments from Monsoon, Warehouse and Oasis in Bon Accord & St Nicholas.

The photographers were Martin Parker and Jen BirtlesKelman, who produced some amazing photos keeping with our theme of celebration. There was plenty of confetti used.

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Special thanks to all of the retailers who donated, and to Paramount Bar for having us.