The Press and Journal’s YL Magazine

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Fantastic news

Both last year’s Stage 2 Fashion Management magazine – The 5th Edition – and this Friday’s fashion show – The Golden Show – feature in the Diary of the Press and Journal’s YL magazine.

By the looks of the front cover, we’re in good company – Mr Clooney!

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Well done to our second year Fashion Management students. Their beautiful magazine has arrived featuring insights into many facets of the fashion industry and celebrating 50 years of Aberdeen Business School.

Our thanks and appreciation go to all of the contributors who helped to make this publication an outstanding example of innovation, collaboration and celebration. A special thanks to Lucy Campbell, our cover model.

Congratulations.

Twelve items

Twelve items

Well, we’re feeling festive this week at the Fashion Place, mostly thanks to some of the fabulous Christmas adverts and seasonal coffee cups. Not sure if this little Grazia challenge is a subtle nod to the twelve days of Christmas but we like to think so.

Alexa Chung was asked to describe herself in twelve items and these are what she chose. We love it and think it would provide a really interesting activity for our students.

What would your twelve items be?

The fifth edition

We’re pleased to announce that, in celebration of reaching a magazine project milestone, we will be naming this year’s issue…

The Fifth Edition

Our students have spent the past week brainstorming ideas and, having narrowed these down to a small range of suggestions, were voting for their favourite over the weekend.

It was felt that the number five just couldn’t be overlooked, particularly with its various fashion related connotations, from Chanel No. 5 to New York’s Fifth Avenue. There are also a number of other interesting references that can be drawn, including five star, the famous five, high five, etc.

Now that the name has been chosen, we’re so excited to see what this year’s cover will look like!

Happy Birthday Trend!

Happy Birthday Trend!

We’d like to wish Trend Aberdeen a very happy birthday!

The latest issue celebrates the sixth anniversary of Aberdeen’s fashion and lifestyle magazine and we are very proud to be represented in this fabulous pre-Christmas edition; with our very own Morven MacSween (stage 3 Fashion Management) gracing the cover – in honour of her appearance in the very first edition, when she was only 15 – and testimonials from our fashion management staff (Karen and Madeleine) .

Trend have been very supportive of our Fashion Management programme – the BA (Hons) Fashion Management is also 6 years old! – where they offer an exciting placement opportunity to our third years and we are very pleased to sponsor a prize at the Trend Awards each year!

Magazine Project

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Our stage 2 BA (Hons) Fashion Management students have started work on the annual magazine project as part of their module in fashion communication.

The magazine is in its fifth year and each year the students produce something completely different from the last. As part of this project, the students will each produce a magazine cover, fashion spread, product page, article, editor’s letter and contributor profile. 

Last week, we had a visit from fashion photographer and lecturer at Aberdeen College, Steve Smith (http://stevewilliamsmith.com), who gave the students some interesting things to think about and inspiration for the photo shoots they’re currently planning. In order to ensure they get the best possible result from their shoots, the students are working on mood boards to help develop their concepts and convey these to their photographer and models. Most of the students will be working with photography students from Aberdeen College and Gray’s School of Art.

Another interesting aspect of the project is a blogging task  where students are required to set up a blog and, throughout the duration of the project, deliver at least ten posts. We look forward to sharing some of these with you in the next few weeks. The fashion magazine project has helped some of our students establish themselves as successful fashion bloggers, for example Nicola Kirkbridge who graduated in 2012 and works as a stylist in Melbourne, Australia (http://nicola-claire.blogspot.co.uk).

In a few weeks time, the students will choose a name for the magazine. And as soon as we know, you’ll know!