This is an exciting week at the Fashion Place because tomorrow we’re setting off bright and early to London Fashion Weekend, with our second year and Masters students!
We’ve been watching the coverage all weekend and are especially enjoying Mulberry’s new designs (we’ve fallen in love with their Roxette in Rose Petal Shearling) and those of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi!
We’re particularly looking forward to the Guy Bourdin photography exhibition at Somerset House. Watch this space for highlights from our trip!
Image credit (above) to Mulberry.
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!
We love this photo of the Fashion Place, taken by Ray Smith this summer!
Our World of Colour window display really brightened up the campus while our students were away.
Here’s our October Annus Moris flashback. This time last year we were preparing for our first year students’ annual colour exhibition and welcoming Fiona Blunsdon to our team!
We also had our annual guest lecture from Aberdeen College’s fashion photographer Steve Smith. We’re looking forward to Steve’s lecture in a couple of weeks and look out for this year’s colour exhibition later this month! Lots more photos to follow…
As part of our Fashion Communication module, our stage 2 Fashion Management students create and publish their own fashion magazine.
The students are responsible for all aspects of the project, from design and photography to content. A key consideration is the magazine cover and here are our covers from the last 4 years.
We can’t wait to see what the students come up with this year!