20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads by Jim Heimann (editor) and Alison A. Nieder (text) This week I chose a book on fashion; a subject I have not covered before.  During the 20th century, fashion evolved from being …

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Fashion: Concept to catwalk by Olivier Gerval (2007) This newly acquired book delves behind the scenes of the fashion world and explores some trade secrets.  It is great for fashion design students and covers the creation of fashion from the …

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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 announce trial access to the Women’s Wear Daily Archive, available until 4 December.   The archive offers scanned colour copies of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), widely considered the Wall Street Journal of the fashion industry from its …

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To celebrate Corduroy Day – that oh, so rare event on the 11.11.11 here are some links: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/8881729/11-11-11-the-perfect-day-to-wear-corduroy.html http://corduroyclub.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corduroy   Or for the more traditional amongst you here in the UK: Don’t forget: http://www.poppy.org.uk/ Join Library staff and others …

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