A pop-up shop has opened in Aberdeen in a bid to help get youngsters interested in the fashion industry.
DreamShop Studio is a holiday club that teaches children the fundamental aspects of making clothes to help them realise fashion can be a career, as well as a hobby.
Kirstin McDermid and Sian Parker set up DreamShop Studio when they graduated from university.
Kirstin said: “It’s the summer holidays and in Aberdeen we get no summer weather whatsoever. The girls can’t really go out so there’s nothing for them to do.
“These days girls are inspired by what they see in fashion magazines.
“We’re promoting how they can be individual, copy what they see in the magazines and customise their own things.
“They come here for a couple of hours a day which gets them out of the house, interacting with the other children and experimenting to see what they can come up with in their own little imaginations.”
The business is still in its early stages and operating out of a pop-up shop in the city’s Academy Shopping Centre. However with places filling up fast for their fashion workshops they're hoping they can extend their innovative business idea to run throughout the whole summer next year.
Sian added: "This is something I wanted to do since the start of university. Teaching kids how to sew has been one of my passions that I've been speaking about for a long time and people know how enthusiastic I am about it all so the fact that it's here and started is just amazing.
“It's so rewarding. I just hope it lasts and I hope everyone really enjoys it."
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