Thursday, 31 March 2011

Fashion designs have their heart in the Highlanders

From yesterday's Press & Journal

Fashion designs have their heart in the Highlanders

Art Students look to medals and uniforms for inspiration in an artistic military showcase
Published: 30/03/2011

MILITARY memorabilia from a museum in Aberdeen has inspired an exhibition of fashion accessories opening in the city today.

The show features contemporary jewellery, handbags and scarves created by textiles and surface design students at Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art.

The range of accessories from 18 third-year students is being showcased and sold at the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

The artists took inspiration from medals and uniforms featured in current exhibitions at the museum.

Course leader in fashion and textiles Rachel Heeley said: “The accessories on show give a modern twist to traditional designs and textiles, providing the public with a unique opportunity to purchase a truly original piece of jewellery created by up-and-coming local designers of the future at a very reasonable price.”

The exhibition is open to the public from 10am-4pm today and tomorrow and 10am-4.30pm on Friday, in the education room at the museum in Viewfield Road.

The creations will be on sale priced from £5 to £40, with proceeds split between the students, the fashion and textiles department at Gray’s and the museum.

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