Tag Archives: textiles

Graduate Profile: Charlotte Ambrose Interview

31 Jul

We sat down with 21 year old Charlotte Ambrose, who told us all about her experiences as a fashion student, and gave us an inside look at what life is like for a recent graduate.


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… […]

Up to 50% off in our festive sale

2 Dec

Black Friday, Cyber Monday … nah. We just do a good old-fashioned sale instead. It’s time to grab a bargain!


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. 


‘Thread Fetish’ and the First Anniversary of Embellished

21 Aug

Internationally renowned fashion trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort has featured Bloomsbury author and textile designer Karen Nicol in her recently published book, Fetishism in Fashion, as Nicol’s own Embellished reaches its first anniversary of publication.


‘Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear’ author at MADE 2011

4 Jan

We were recently invited by Juliana Sissons – the author of Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear – to the opening night of MADE 11, Brighton’s Design & Craft Fair . Juliana was the Fashion Designer in Residence at the V&A from July-December 2010 and exhibited a selection of garments from her stunning new collection at this year’s MADE exhibition at the Brighton Corn Exchange. […]


21 Dec

Research is the key to every successful design-related project; but what exactly is research and why do designers need to research? Research & Design, the first title in AVA’s Basics Fashion Design series, is today’s advent giveaway! If you fancy winning a copy just comment on this blog post within the next 24 hours – we will announce the winner in tomorrow’s advent post at 4pm.   […]

Student Profile, Textile Design – Adey Thani

7 Oct

Innovative materials and sustainable design are hot topics within the fashion and textiles industries at the moment. Designer Adey Thani shows us how items that we throw away everyday can be recycled into beautiful textiles and objects for fashion and interiors.


Advance Preview! The Fundamentals of Fashion Management

4 Aug

We have just completed the final checks on one of our forthcoming titles – and the first in a new series – The Fundamentals of Fashion Management (publishing October 2011) and we are so excited about this book, we thought we’d share a little preview of some of the content!