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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

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Developing a Fashion Collection

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“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

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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’

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