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Valerie Steele discusses Fashion Photography Archive and the early years of contemporary fashion

19 Jan

Dr. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator and Editor-in-Chief of the Fashion Photography Archive. She is an internationally renowned scholar and Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Watch her introduce the Fashion Photography Archive and discuss the significance of the era covering the 1970s through 2000 along with the unique experience Fashion Photography Archive gives users. The archive gives exclusive access to the history of key designers such as McQueen, Westwood and Chalayan.

Watch the video below

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The video is courtesy of Fashion Photography Archive. Access photographer Niall McInerney’s work of runway backstage and street style images from the 1970s – 2000s alongside hundreds of exclusive articles by expert scholars. Fashion Photography Archive is a fully searchable and meticulously indexed digital resource that provides unique access to the fashion industry in an era prior to the rise of digital photography and includes hundreds of thousands of rare and never-before-seen images. Covering an era of explosive growth and spectacular shows, the resource takes you on a journey that allows you to see the evolution of the industry through some of its most iconic moments. It is available for libraries.

For more information, visit Fashion Photography Archive at  www.fashionphotographyarchive.com

Meet this year’s EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Winners

28 Jan

Last week the EcoChic Design Award culminated in a winner being announced live at this year’s grand final fashion show, which took place during Hong Kong Fashion Week. Bloomsbury Publishing and our imprint Fairchild Books were once again very proud to prize sponsor this event, as well as highlight its pioneering ambition to reduce waste and promote sustainability in the fashion industry. We’ve also been equally eager to reveal which of the 10 finalists walked away with the top prize…

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Sneak Peek: Fairchild Books on Bloomsbury Fashion Central

27 Jan

A sneak peak of our brand new platform for Fairchild Books fashion textbooks is just after the jump… […]

Announcing Bloomsbury Fashion Central

8 Oct

Bloomsbury Fashion Central delivers instant access to scholarly research, iconic images, and quality textbooks in fashion and textiles. Fairchild Books’ dynamic STUDIOs, the Fairchild Books Library, and the Fashion Photography Archive will be a complete and comprehensive resource for every fashion scholar when paired with the newly rebranded Berg Fashion Library (exclusively distributed by Oxford University Press).

Interested? Register to get updates and free trials. 

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Halloween Special

18 Oct

A Bloomsbury tale of dark arts. Only those who dare read on will find the freebie

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AVA rebrand and new website!

13 Feb

Important brand changes for AVA Publishing and Fairchild Books

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Graduate Profile, Textile Design – Kate Lynch

28 Jun

New digital technologies have transformed the landscape of fashion design, particularly when it comes to printed textile design. Recently, fashion has seen designers such as Mary Katrantzou making colourful and eclectic prints their signature style. Printed textiles are flavour of the year in the fashion world – to the extent that at the recent Graduate Fashion Week, Julien Macdonald voiced his opinion that the print market is currently ‘saturated’. But many young designers are experimenting with digital, trying out new software and pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved when you move away from traditional methods. Kate Lynch has just graduated with a wholly digital collection. Kate will be selling her work at New Designers and Indigo.

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Coming Soon! Basics Design: Format, second edition

16 Mar

A little taster of Basics Design: Format, second editon…. […]

Natasha Caruana – Married Men and Other Stories

15 Mar

Brixton’s Photofusion Gallery is the setting for the first solo show for photography artist Natasha Caruana, who has just co-authored Behind the Image: Research in Photography.

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Definition of the week…’E ink’

8 Mar

If you are one of the growing number of people who have a Kindle but have no idea how it works…

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