Tag Archives: fashion

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

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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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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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’

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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Emotional Wellbeing of the Creative Soul: Back to the basics

31 May

The 2nd part of a series of blog posts written ‘exclusively’ for Graduate Fashion Week by Samata […]

Emotional Wellbeing of the Creative Soul: Graduate Fashion Week 2016

31 May

In a series of blog posts written ‘exclusively’ for Graduate Fashion Week. Author and fashion entrepreneur Samata shares with us some of her own tips and advice for emerging designers starting out in the fashion industry, as well as her own personal memories authoring her first book. […]