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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

Bloomsbury Fashion Central’s Award-Winning Year!

13 Dec

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Bloomsbury Fashion Central, the leading hub for fashion research that includes Berg Fashion Library, Fairchild Books textbooks +STUDIO and the new Fashion Photography Archive, is already winning awards in its first year of launch. We are delighted to announce the following:

Bloomsbury Fashion Central has been awarded Platform of the Year in the Reference/Education category at The Bookseller FutureBook Awards! Judge George Burgess said of the Bloomsbury win:

“We were really impressed with the breadth of Bloomsbury’s fashion resources, in particular the various media types that ranged from videos to quizzes and flashcards. The user experience was impressive for an educational product, and it has been well thought out from both the student and the instructor’s perspective.”

The redesigned Berg Fashion Library site has been named Most Improved Product from The Charleston Advisor “Best and Worst” Readers’ Choice Awards. The Charleston Report notes:

“Since moving to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, the new Berg Fashion Library is getting rave reviews from librarians and users. It has a cleaner interface and is much more navigable. The service has integrated text and image content on fashion and dress around the world, from the past to the present.”

Read more about the awards here »

Recommend the Fashion Photography Archive to your teacher or librarian

25 Oct

Do you want access to over 750,000 high-quality runway, backstage, and street style images that have never before been published online?

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The Trendmakers: Behind the Scenes of the Global Fashion Industry

5 Oct

Author Jenny Lantz considers trends from an economic and cultural perspective to add to our knowledge of the complexities of the business of fashion.  […]

Tips for planning your fashion career (from the experts!)

8 Sep

Guide to Fashion Career Planning

In Guide to Fashion Career Planning, Planning: Job Search, Résumés, and Strategies for Success, authors V. Ann Paulins and Julie L. Hillery cover everything a student needs for a successful fashion career in design, merchandising, or retail—including résumé writing, interviewing, job search strategies, internships and portfolios. We sat down with the authors for a Q&A on navigating the current fashion career landscape.

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Out in Paperback: Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting

23 Aug

Stunning new edition of  ‘the late’ Anne Hollander’s classic.

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How to get ahead at court

1 Aug

Elizabeth Currie, Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and author of the newly published ‘Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence’ uncovers the meanings behind Renaissance fashion.  […]

‘And the winner is…’: Stitch Your Brain winners announced

15 Jun

As the proud sponsors of the 2016 Stitch Your Brain competition, we’ve loved checking out your bold and beautiful entries. And now, it is with serious needlework envy, that we can reveal that 2 winners have finally been announced…

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Developing a Fashion Collection

8 Jun

“In the professional world, knowledge of the industry you work in is paramount for success. You need to know every name in this book.” – Todd Lynn, Fashion Designer

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

6 Jun

Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs.


Click on the book jacket and hit PREVIEW to read interviews with Winifred Aldrich, fashion author (UK) and Rickard Lindqvist, fashion designer (Sweden)

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach.

Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process.

Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design

Why not enter our a “start your career in fashion with Bloomsbury” competition

To celebrate Graduate Fashion Week we are offering you the chance to win a copy of this book.

Entries must be received by 30th June 2016.

Entries will be entered into a single draw to take place on Friday 1st July 2016.

Enter our Graduate Fashion Week 2016 Competition for the chance to a win a selection of books ‘no fashion student should be without’