Our first year students have been investigating fabric quality as part of their Fashion Construction and Technology module. What better way to do so than make a dress?
We’d like to wish our fashionable followers all our very best wishes for 2015!
It’s our first week back in the office (or our fashion avenue as it’s become known) and we’re gearing up for some big events in 2015! This year, Aberdeen Business School celebrates its 50th anniversary and we’ll be celebrating in style with some “fabulous at fifty” themed events!
The first, our annual Affordable Style exhibition, will be launched on Thursday the 16th of April from 6pm at Aberdeen Business School. Entry is free but guests are encouraged to make a small donation to a chosen charity (or charities) during the evening. This event brings together first year Fashion, Events Management and Public Relations students who will work in teams to organise the event and raise funds and awareness for 12 charities. The students are given £10 per team and a designated charity and they’re tasked with choosing and styling a garment for the exhibition and planning some value adding initiatives for the night of the exhibition launch. For those who can’t make it to the launch, the exhibition will remain in the atrium for two weeks. We’re very excited to see what will be showcased this year! Here are some examples from previous years.
Our second event of the year is our annual student fashion show where our third years will work together in teams to organise and manage the project from start to finish! This year’s show will take place on Friday the 29th of May and will also include fiftieth anniversary twist. Here are some photos from last year’s Northern Lights themed fashion show.
More on both of these events will be revealed soon…
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!
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…
We’re looking back fondly at September 2012, when we unveiled our new study space and welcomed our second cohort of MSc Fashion Management students!
Annus Moris is a celebration of the first year of The Fashion Place (and the fifth year of our fashion management programme).
The countdown’s on until we welcome our new students and we’re feeling nostalgic as we look back on our 2012/ 2013 year! We’ve welcomed three new members of staff, published yet another fashion magazine and raised a record amount for a local charity through our annual fashion show.
We’ve proudly cheered on as our students graduated and celebrated their achievements where we had a record number of students graduating with First Class Honours and going on to exciting careers in the fashion industry.
We’re looking forward to seeing what 2013/ 2014 brings!