It was with pleasure that on Friday 26 April 2013 the Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation and the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen jointly hosted with The Robert Gordon University, Gray’s School of Art 2nd and 3rd Year Fashion and Textiles Degree Fashion Show. Infront of an audience of over 150 people in the magnificent surroundings of Trinity Hall the audience viewed the models showcasing a comprehensive collection of fashion items that had been designed and produced by the students from the degree course. The show itself followed a number of themes to reflect the fashion statements including tweeds, silks and tartans.
The evening started with drinks and canapés with guests being given the opportunity to catch-up with old friends and make new. Following welcome speeches from Georgina Lowen, 3rd year student from Gray’s school of Art and Deacon David Henderson of the Weaver Incorporation it was lights, cameras and action and to the back drop of pulsing beats the show began. With eight different themes displayed throughout the show the audience were given a first hand taste of the varying styles and outfits that had been designed and crafted by the students.
Speaking at the event Deacon Henderson said that “Trinity Hall is delighted to open up its door to the students from Gray’s to hold the fashion show. A lot of work has gone into the preparation and organisation of the fashion show and the students are to be congratulated on what has been an outstanding event. The Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation has worked with the Textiles Degree Course at Grays for many years now through us making awards to outstanding students. We as a trade wanted to do more to support the school and agreed that the way forward would be to hold a fashion show in this fantastic building. I would like to thank the Deacon Convener and the Master of Trades Hospital of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen for providing Trinity Hall tonight. Without question the students who participated and the visitors here will be leaving with happy memories from a brilliant evening. We are delighted to support education locally and will continue to work with Gray’s School of Art for years to come.”