I’d like to personally invite you, on behalf of The Creative Clan, to attend RGU’s 1st year Fashion Management, Events Management and PR students’ Charity Fashion Exhibition Launch Night. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness for the selected charities as well as proving fashionable clothes shopping can be successfully done at charity shops.
Each group mixed of Fashion Management, Events Management and PR students will have a mannequin featuring their chosen garments – all bought for under £10. In addition, each group will be raising awareness of a different charity. The theme for the exhibition (despite charity fashion) is Northern Culture and the teams will happily explain how they interpreted their theme into the outfit on the night – all bought for £10 or less.
My team, named The Creative Clan, decided on the theme of tartan – perhaps slightly stereotypical when considering Northern Culture – however we are using the deeper link of relating Scottish clan tartans to our charity which is called CLAN. CLAN is a cancer support charity "for anyone of any age, affected by any type of cancer". The charity has a big focus on family and local communities, with several support centres in the north of Scotland. See full list here.
For our photoshoot (as pictured), the group chose to take a day trip to Stonehaven and in particular Dunnottar Castle for a truly Scottish vibe. Someone commented it would be fit for a Scott's Porage Oats advert – I’ll take that as a compliment. Our chosen garment is actually a massive picnic rug or blanket. But for just £3.50 from a CLAN shop in Aberdeen, we transformed it into a very on trend cape with a pretty brooch (courtesy of a team member) to hold the shape.
Our stand will also offer free homemade shortbread (if it’s bad you can blame me for that) as well as the chance to be featured on our Instagram via a 3D tartan frame, helping to show your support for charity fashion and CLAN itself. Just search @thecreativeclan_ on Instagram and hit that follow button for some behind the scenes sneak peeks. We’d be more than happy to explain a little more and show you our moodboards (created by moi) on our display board at the exhibition.
There will of course be all the other charities and themes on display (with more snacks I’m sure) and I know everyone would love to see you there on the night. It would mean so much and if you see me there, feel free to say hello!