Fashionable fundraising and research update

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It’s been a busy few months at the Fashion Place with two of our annual student events taking place in Spring! Over the past few months, the students have been working hard to plan their events in celebration of Aberdeen Business School’s fiftieth anniversary. Our fashion exhibition, in April, was a huge success where our students raised around £400 for a range of local charities. The students planned lots of value adding additions for their launch event, including the pink lemonade tower (pictured below).


Our Golden Show fashion event took place on the 29th of May and the students completely transformed the atrium of Aberdeen Business School, using crepe pompoms, paper dresses, balloons and confetti. We got some fantastic feedback from guests and successfully raised £4737 for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. We’re very grateful to all the sponsors who helped make the night a success!

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It’s always sad to see the students leave for summer, the campus is so quiet without them. The fashion show is a lovely send off though and the perfect way to end the semester. I’m so passionate about this event, having been part of the very first student cohort who organised it (back in 2008).

Now the focus is very much back on my research projects and I’m delighted to have conducted my first fashion blogger interview today – I can already see that there will be lots of interesting and thought provoking data that emerge from these! More on that soon…


the Golden Show


As part of their third year, the fabulous BA (Hons) Fashion Management students are organising our annual fashion show event which will take place on Friday the 29th of May (doors open at 7pm). This year’s event celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Aberdeen Business School in support of Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

The Golden Show will showcase celebratory fashion from Aberdeen’s Bon Accord & St Nicholas. In addition, there will be a number of stalls from local business on the night, including T and Cupcakes, the Body Shop, and Little Fairy’s. The students organise every aspect of the show, and this includes: conceptualising the theme; designing a communication plan and marketing materials; and managing the event on the night, where students will welcome guests, operate cameras and lighting equipment and organise models and garments backstage.

I’m hugely looking forward to – what has now become known as – fashion show week, where the students will work to transform the Aberdeen Business School atrium into the Golden Show. A huge thanks to our sponsors who’ve helped enormously in the run up to the show and, in particular, our main event sponsor AVC Media. I’d also like to thank Stacey Strachan makeup and Toni & Guy who will be styling our models.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking here.