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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

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.  […]

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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The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook

3 Jun

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook is a must-have resource for both fashion students and practicing designers who wish to learn new ways of generating design ideas in order to create successful fashion collections, and who wish to develop their own creative aesthetic.


The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook

Beautifully illustrated and filled with a vast range of inspirational and full-color design illustrations!

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook also features interviews with designers and industry experts

With a strong emphasis on exploratory design, this exciting resource provides readers with stimulating exercises designed to enable readers’ sketchbook work and their creative vision to shine.

Chapter 6: Innovative/Interactive Sketchbooks interview with Sonja Nesse

Why not enter our “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’

Fashion Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th-Century Silhouette

3 Jun

“Before designers like Coco Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet, hourglass silhouettes dominated Western fashion, constricting waists and restricting women’s movements. That started to change in the 20th century with innovations ranging from Chanel’s gamine jackets to Cristóbal Balenciaga’s cascading dresses. The book Fashion Game Changers, out April 21 from Bloomsbury Visual Arts, traces the evolution of fashion designers creating freer, looser-fitting forms. With these radical, avant-garde designs, women were finally able to breathe.” –  Catie L’Heureux, NYMag.com

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Shoes have always been more than just a practical necessity

18 May

Lavishly illustrated with a dazzling array of shoes from all over the world, Shoes: An Illustrated History tells the extraordinary story of this ultimate object of desire, from antiquity to the present.

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