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!
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!
Next week we’ll be unveiling our marketing materials for the World of Colour fashion show. Designed, styled and modelled by our third year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students, this year’s marketing materials are inspired by the world’s fashion capitals.
Tickets for the show are being printed right now and – as soon as the ink’s dry – our students will be out selling them.
You can pre-order your ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our third years will be holding a model casting for the World of Colour fashion show on Friday the 19th of April in the Fashion Place.
We’re hoping for a great turnout!