Students in Aberdeen have been on a mission to prove that getting your hands on the latest fashion pieces need not cost a fortune.
The students, from Robert Gordon University’s Aberdeen Business School, are tonight launching an A-Wear-Ness exhibition to showcase the clothes, shoes and accessories available at charity shops.
Armed with just £10, they set out to buy pieces and raise the profile of shops across the city – and have created 12 complete outfits for £120.
Module co-ordinator Karen Cross said they were aiming to show how easy it was to find fashionable but affordable clothes, and support good causes at the same time.
“I think it is quite an eye-opener for a lot of the students,” she said.
“There are always a few who are into vintage clothes but for many students going to charity shops is not something they do.
“It helps them to get involved and engage with the third sector.
“It is great for the fashion management students to broaden their horizons past the usual high street stores.”
The garments, which will be on display at Aberdeen Business School for a week, are Scottish-themed – drawing inspiration from the Commonwealth Games, Homecoming 2014 and the independence referendum in September.
The 12 students – who are studying events management, public relations or fashion management – were each given a charity to work with throughout the semester.
The organisations were Clan Cancer Support, the PDSA, Chest, Heart and Stroke, Sue Ryder Care, the Cats’ Protection League, Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, the New Hope Trust, Oxfam, Barnardos, Shelter and Save the Children.
It is the first time RGU has organised the exhibition across different degree programmes.
An event to launch the exhibition will be held in the main atrium of Aberdeen Business School, at Robert Gordon University’s Garthdee campus, this evening.