Resources

  • Fashion Library – Kent State University
  • Fashion Incubator 
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Fashion Resources – Bridal Guide Magazine
  • Steampunk Fashion
  • Escorts in London
  • London Escorts
  • New York Escorts
  • Stylesight is a vital resource for Fashion students. It provides trend forecasting and analysis and includes images and fashion show coverage. You need to follow the link to the Stylesight page, then use the ‘Create Account’ button to register. You can use your university ID and password to access this if you are off campus.
  • The following is a selection of freely available online Fashion resources:
  • Fashion shows in Vogue – reports and detailed photo galleries from the major fashion shows for collections for this season, next season and previous seasons back to 2001.
  • Escorts in London
  • Style Finder – provides latest news and searchable index of recent fashion trends.
  • Fashion Trendsetter information on emerging trends in all major areas including reports from fashion shows and forecasts.
  • Behind the Chair – important hairsyle industry news.
  • NYC Escorts– best girls in town from New York City!
  • Clothing, Lingerie and Apparel Dictionary, online dictionary on clothing.
  • Cosmetics Business – useful news and background information on the Cosmetics industry.
  • Fashion in Motion Series of catwalk shows, including some from top designers, at the Victoria and Albert museum.
  • FashionCyclopedia provides searchable information on dress and costume in different cultures and ages.
  • Face Art – information on all aspects of makeup, including the following sections: eyeart, lipart, hairart and skinfo.
  • UK Hairdressers – detailed information for the hairdressing industry in the UK. Includes a ‘virtual salon’ allowing experimentation with hair and makeup styles.
  • Pantone Company producing colour matching software. Creating a login makes available a lot of useful information about colour in Fashion.
  • THE COSTUME PAGE This is one woman’s personal directory of thousands of costume and costuming-related links, for the benefit of those who make and/or study costumes. There are over 1,000 unique links listed on these pages.
  • FIRST LADY INAUGURAL FASHION This U.C. Davis site has links to PBS inaugural fashion sites, related books, etc.
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY Iowa State University has an amazing collection of digital fashion plates in high resolution quality.
  • THE HENRY MADDEN LIBRARY This site has a Fashion and History online resource with visual dictionaries, costumes pages, and more.
  • THE STATEN ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY This online collections database features over 100 selections from the extensive clothing collection at Historic Richmond Town, including women’s dresses and wedding gowns, men’s and women’s military uniforms, infant’s and toddler’s dresses, and women’s petticoats and other undergarments.  Periods from Colonial American through the 21st century.  Stories of individual wearers accompanies the artifacts.
  • VINTAGE TEXTILE This site has a tremendous wealth of information both textile and general fashion-related, concentrating on Victorian through 1940s. Though it is technically an online store, there are articles, galleries with pictures, and more.
  • THE COSTUMER’S MANIFESTO Though it’s a little tedious to browse, this site has great links to topics like Accessories, Armor, Dye & Paint, Ethnic Dress, Fashion Theory, Hats, How-To, Military Uniforms, and more.
  • THE COSTUMER’S GUIDE TO MOVIE COSTUMES This site is for research on movie costumes. Many costumes just have reference images, some of them have “”how to’s”” or suggestions for different fabrics, trims, patterns, or other accessories. There are also links to existing online costume study groups.
  • LIBRARIAN’S INTERNET INDEX Has great links to reputable costume-related sites.
  • BISSONNETTE ON COSTUME Kent State University Museum’s visual dictionary of fashion. Search options include geography, time, and subject.
  • FASHION PLATE COLLECTION University of Washington Libraries digital collection, with pictures and accompanying summaries of clothes.
  • L’OFFICIEL DE LA MODE ONLINE Jalou Gallery has the entire L’Officiel de la Mode available online for researchers.  Though it’s in French, it’s still helpful and you can print out the articles in their original layout (complete with images). You can view the issues, as if scanning them on a microfiche by clicking the “Plein Ecran” link. You can also zoom in by clicking on the “Freme” link and read the text, look for references and much more.
  • OTTOMAN FASHION ONLINE Run by the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries, this online site provides the history of Ottoman dress.
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY HISTORICAL COSTUME COLLECTION Searchable costume collection, including 3D panorama views.
  • THE HISTORY OF COSTUME This site is an online version of the classic costume work The History of Costume by Braun & Schneider, published between 1861 and 1880. The illustrated plates consist of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century.
  • THE COSTUME GALLERY This site serves as a clearinghouse for websites and images on clothing and hairstyles. Scroll down the homepage for featured articles. To search for specific information, click on ‘Study’ to research in the Online Costume Library.
  • CLOTHESLINE JOURNAL This site promote the study of costume and textiles and their relation to history and society, meant to be an academic journal. Articles can cover a wide array of topics and are fully sourced.
  • F.I.T. E-MUSEUM This searchable database includes beautiful images, descriptive essays, and a number of designer biographies on 350 objects from the Museum at FIT’s holdings.
  • V&A / BERG ONLINE FASHION LIBRARY 1600 images from the V&A fashion collection. Users can search and browse for specific items of dress and to move between text and related images. Thumbnail images will be displayed within the Berg Fashion Library, and users will be able to click through to the V&A website for the full-sized image and further information.

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