The countdown is on to our annual charity fashion exhibition: a celebration of creativity and culture! Our first years are working hard on their creative ideas…
Last week, the students presented their ideas as part of a formal business pitch and we really enjoyed seeing some of their initial ideas brought to life in the form of mood boards, posters and videos – well done everyone!
Student groups were each assigned a charity (Cancer Research, Chest Heart and Stroke, CLAN, Oxfam, Stella’ Voice, PDSA, Save the Children, Shelter, Sue Ryder Care and Barnardo’s) and given £10 to spend on a garment from the charity’s local branch; they were then asked to choose a cultural artefact and this – combined with the garment and their charity’s mission – would form the basis of their creative showcase!
We’re looking forward to sharing some of these ideas over the next few weeks in the run up to the exhibition’s launch on the 12th of April! We’ve seen a real variety of themes so far, from cult classic TV shows to Hollywood blockbusters and novels! Can you guess (from the garments above) what some of these themes might be…?
It’s been a busy week for our third years with lots of placement updates!
Lucie is on a year long placement with Cosmopolitan magazine in Prague! A few months ago, Cosmopolitan started helping Rosa charity, which helps abused women and their children overcome problems. Last week, Lucie and the fashion team went to Fashion Arena Outlet to pick out clothes for the children. This initiative has been so successful that Cosmopolitan are planning to hit the interior decor stores next to provide bed linen and pillows. We think this is a fantastic initiative and look forward to hearing more!
Courtney is on placement with fashion and accessory brand Skinny Dip London and attended the 4th Edition launch party last week where she had a great time!
Danielle is at Those Were the Days Vintage in Edinburgh working as a brand ambassador! This beautiful boutique specialises in collections that combine vintage with contemporary style, including bridal wear.
Isla is on placement at London’s cult couture fashion label Atelier Tammam. Isla has been helping manage the brand’s social media and we just love the creative visuals they share!
Meanwhile, Lauren has been at Pure London on a buying trip with her placement host Edinburgh-based Sam Brown Boutique.
Kat is on placement with our Media team here at Aberdeen Business School and has been getting some fantastic photography and filming experience, where she has been involved in creating marketing materials for our upcoming Applicants’ Day events! Here’s Kat out on location shooting the beautiful River Dee in Aberdeen!
After all their hard work we hope our students will enjoy a relaxing weekend. We were pleased to see that Mollie and Beth have been making the most of their time in London, enjoying these fabulous cocktails in Selfridges!
What better way to spent a Wednesday lunchtime than exploring the fantastic designs on display at the interim degree show at Gray’s School of Art? We can’t wait to see the final designs and collections in May and June this year!
We also picked up some cute Valentine’s Day cards in the Aberdeen Business School atrium today! These were created by Product Design students at Gray’s School of Art.
It’s the first week of placement for our third year Fashion Management students and here are some updates!
Shannon is doing her placement at the Herald and Times in Glasgow and spent her first day sending fashion spreads to some of the exciting brands they work with! Shannon has also had the opportunity to get involved with photoshoots – like the one below…
Katie is on placement at Aberdeen boutique Sirene and has been helping prepare for the Scoop International Fashion Show in London show this week!
Thanks to our students for sending their updates and we look forward to sharing more of these on the blog over the next few weeks! #myfashionplacement
Happy Friday followers!
As we approach the end of January, we look forward to welcoming back our students for semester 2 – with the notable absence of our lively third years who are preparing to go out on placement next week! They’ll shortly be followed by our Masters students in April.
We’re so excited to see some of the exciting opportunities they have lined up for the next few weeks and wish them all the very best wishes for their placements! We’ll be sharing some of their photos and experiences over the next few weeks so watch this space…
Kirstin Ritchie started her placement this week – at rrrentals in New York! We’re happy to report that Kirstin’s having a great time in the big apple where she’s already gained valuable styling experience.
Kirstin’s keen to make the very most of her time in New York and is enjoying the culture, scenery and the snowy weather – spending some of her spare time at dance classes!
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…
Our first years’ colour exhibition mood boards have brightened up the Aberdeen Business School atrium this past week. There are some very interesting visuals on display this year. Well done to everyone involved!
Happy Friday everyone!
Have you ever wondered what goes into organising a fashion exhibition? Here’s a behind the scenes look at the weeks running up to our Fabulous at Fifty fashion exhibition which took place in April this year – in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Aberdeen Business School!
A huge thanks to Karen Mitchell from our BA (Hons) Public Relations course for taking the time to film and edit this video.
Have a lovely fashion filled weekend!
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.
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…