Nautical chic by Amber Jane Butchart Amber Jane Butchart dropped by a few weeks ago, as part of the University public lecture series, and talked about her new book to a packed lecture theatre in Eldon Building.  She was very …

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Readbug offers unlimited access to a curated selection of the best magazines on the planet, including digital access to the current and archive issues of Dazed & confused, AnOther, SLEEK AnOther Man, Schon! and PAPER magazine, amongst others.   For the …

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Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff Vandermeer This week’s book review is all about a writing manual.  Not as boring as it sounds though.  Jeff Vandermeer is a three-times winner of the World Fantasy Award …

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Fashion entrepreneurship: retail business and planning by Michele M. Granger and Tina Sterling (2nd edition). This lovely book was ordered for the art and design unit Enterprise planning and retail and has just arrived. See the reading list here. The …

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We are pleased to present free trial access until Sunday, 20th December to Fashion Studies Online.  This resource features 1,200 hours of video capturing the many faces of fashion, covering nearly 40 years of worldwide fashion shows, designer profiles, documentary …

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I’ve chosen this week’s book from our fashion and textiles collection, Indian Textiles by John Gillow and Nicholas Barnard, in anticipation of my trip to the V&A tomorrow to see The Fabric of India exhibition.  The book examines the long history …

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How exciting, June’s new word list from the Oxford English Dictionary includes ‘Yarn bomb’. Does this mean that yarn bombing is no longer rebellious, under-ground and subversive, brightening an often grey and beige cityscape with a riot of colour and texture? …

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“Women’s Wear Daily”, as the name suggests, is a daily publication focusing on the business of women’s clothing. Published in America from 1910, it’s been monitoring trends for over a century. The complete archive of this publication, complete with high …

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Going to London over the summer?  I recommend visiting Tate Modern to take in the latest EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay.  Her career spanned much of the twentieth century.  Often working with husband, Robert Delaunay, they developed a distinctive abstract style …

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