The exhibition showed the evolving relationship between the motor and fashion industries, with a display of vintage vehicles and fashion trends through the years. In recognition of these close ties, final year fashion management students from RGU’s Aberdeen Business School joined forces with Grampian Transport Museum in Alford to stage an exhibition to celebrate fashion through a styling project displaying trends ranging from the 1930s to 1970s fashion.
In preparation for the exhibition, students visited the museum to adopt a vehicle which they then used as styling inspiration. The students researched the era, names, colours, textures and stories behind their chosen cars and motorbikes to come up with unique and stylish outfits.
In contrast to Henry Ford’s famous quote from his 1923 autobiography: ‘You can have any colour as long as it’s black’, the exhibition boasts an array of colourful outfits sourced from leading fashion brand outlets at the Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping centre.
Following on from the exhibition at Aberdeen Business School, the bikes and students’ work went on show at Grampian Transport Museum at Alford, Aberdeenshire on April 1, 2012 for a new season with new exhibits.
More information from the Grampian Transport Museum's website or telephone 01975 562292.