Apparel Search is a directory for all things related to the apparel industry directory including fashion careers, trade shows, textiles, apparel associations, fashion blogs and a lot more.
Gail McInnes blog on industry news, events, interviews, industry advice from fashion experts.
The Bath and North East Somerset Council's Fashion Museum was formerly known as the Museum of Costume. The Fashion Museum website showcases their world-class collection of historical and contemporary dress.
For info on contemporary fashion, fashion.net provides web pages in English, Spanish and Japanese. This web site offers links to designers, fashion labels, magazines, blogs, books and more. Some sites may require subscription or sign-ups. Fashion.net also links to modeling agencies, architectural firms, art sites and other art/design related topics.
Fashion School Review
Besides information on fashion schools, this site also has helpful articles on careers in fashion design, merchandising and other areas of the industry.
Users can view photos by city, season, or subject.
According to their website, “Fashion Trendsetter is an online fashion and color forecasting, trend reporting and news e-zine which serves up-to-date fashion information from the major trade fairs, trend reports and fashion forecasts.”
Fashionising.com is a social network for those interested in fashion or involved in the fashion industry. There are blogs including ones on clothing & accessories, fashion shows, trends, hair & beauty and the fashion industry.
firstVIEW is an online fashion photo archive. Most useful for students are the free Collections that can be viewed by users. An expensive subscription is needed to access the complete site. There is also a calendar of events.
Fashion Infomat covers the fashion business including trend forecasting, career information, designer biographies, retail buyers, trade events and marketing. There is a searchable database for fashion info.
Olena: Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine
OLENA magazine was founded in 2007 as a global online publication to highlight to young fashion talents (designers, photographers, models, stylists, makeup artists, etc.) The magazine publishes materials in English, German and Russian.
Style.com, the "online home of Vogue", highlights current fashion trends.
Stylelist offers videos and photos of fashion trends, hairstyles, and makeup along with celebrity gossip. No information on the publisher of this site.
Trends in Japan
Trends in Japan tracks fashion and street style as well as travel, sci-tech, life-style, and pop culture in Japan.
TrendStop, the Online Trend Book for Fashion Professionals, offers photos and analysis in over 30 categories such as street sport and jeans, knitwear, street style, color, materials, catwalks, etc. Categories are divided by Menswear and Womenswear. Subscriptions are expensive, but users can register for free trend alerts.
This British Vogue website gives you current fashion trends searchable by season, designer and article of clothing.
*Try ipl2. Web sites are selected, organized and described by a team of librarians funded by the state of California. Search for fashion, "fashion industry", costume, or any other keywords you think are appropriate. Also, remember this web site when you need to research other topics on the Internet! *
Cosmoworlds: Fashion Weeks-Trade Fairs-Industry News
Cosmoworlds features pages on design for industry professionals who can locate information on global trends, trade show, fairs and trade data. Cosmoworlds is a resource for professionals in fashion, interior design, new media and entertainment.
Italtrade, the Made in Italy official portal, covers all types of Italian manufacturing companies, not just fashion related businesses. Users can find trade fairs in Italy, the Made in Italy Business Directory and much more.
PeruModa is the portal for the international trade show of the Peruvian fashion industry.
PremiereVision: The World's Premiere Fabric Show
This French website provides information for people and press in the fashion industry interested in this large exhibition specializing in fabrics. There are English and French versions of the pages.
TMC Fashion Square
This website gives information on exhibitors in the Textile and Mode Center, Zurich. In German.
The European Appeal and Textile Confederation represents manufacturers from 23 different European nations.
More Web Sites from Renee Young
The official site for America's Cotton Producers and Importers, including news, research, and other resources.
Elle magazine includes news on current and upcoming trends, as well as health, beauty, and pop culture information.
A collection of fashion related links.
An online trend forecasting and consulting company. A subscription based service.
Fashion Wire Daily
"The first word in fashion." News site focusing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment.
Online fashion magazine. Includes tips, style Advice, trends, and runway news.
Website version of the long-running print magazine. Includes sections on shopping, fashion ideas, and beauty.
InStyle magazine's website includes information on fashion, celebrities, shopping, beauty, and current designers.
Magazine on Japanese street fashion and street culture. Includes a great number of photos and links to items for purchase.
Links to the GQ Magazine website. Includes information on fashion, style, news, and entertainment for men.
Online luxury fashion retailer.
New York Magazine
New York Magazine's site includes sections on fashion, shopping, and entertainment for New York City.
The Style Council
Service specializing in trend forecasting and textile design.
Fashion trend forecast report and news service. Also includes coverage of key European trade shows.
Womens Wear Daily is a daily online newspaper which covers international fashion topics. Includes archives of past issues.
History of Fashion
"This digitized collection of thousands of fashion drawings and sketches produced by André Fashion Studios between 1930 and 1941 is the result of a partnership between the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library and the Special Collections & FIT Archives of the Fashion Institute of Technology Library... The collection consists of original, hand-colored and reproduced fashion drawings from André Studios, one of a small number of competing design studios that created fashion sketches to sell to clothing manufacturers in the United States and Canada on a weekly basis. Pearl Levy Alexander and Leonard Schwartzbach were partners in André, with Pearl creating the designs and Leonard acting as the salesman. André specialized in children’s coats, and ladies coats and suits, and produced about 20 sketches a week for most of the year, beginning in 1930 and ending in the early 1970s. The site showcases the first decade of the firm’s output, up until the beginning of World War II, an oeuvre of significant proportions providing unique insight into fashion trends for women and children during the 1930s." (from web site)
The Costume Gallery is dedicated to online articles and resources. Contains over 2,900 webpages of period fashion articles, catalogs, books and images to access. The site is no longer free so for full access to the info, you need to pay.
The Costume Institute of the Met has a collection of more than thirty thousand costumes and accessories spanning five continents and covering several centuries. Their website provides a database for searching more than 7,000 images from their costume collection as well as from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection. You can search their database for "18th century dress" or just try searching "costume" to browse their photos. Look at the rest of the Metropolitan's web site. There is a wealth of information!
The Costume Page is a site with links to hundreds of other web pages on costumes. You will have to decide how reliable the information is on each site. This site does have a lot of links to historical costumes, making costumes, costumes for live performances and much more.
The Costumer's Manifesto is created and maintained by Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the costume designer and a Professor of the UAF theatre department. The site provides links to a wide range of costume related resources.
La Couturière Parisienne offers the user links to web pages covering the Medieval and Renaissance period to the early 1900s. The site links to artwork and fashion plates that provide visuals for the costumes of particular periods. Users will also find patterns, articles and photographs.
The Elizabethan Costuming Page by Drea Leed lists links to Elizabethan/Renaissance web sites by categories such as Colors & Fabrics, Hats & Headwear and Costume Construction.
The Europeana Fashion best practice network aims to aggregate existing content from the most important and interesting public and private European fashion collections. This fashion-related content will be integrated into Europeana.eu.
This site contains illustrated pages covering Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History.
The Fashion Museum in Bath, England has a collection covering historical and contemporary fashion. The Fashion Museum link will take you to the page for searching their historical collection.
This page provides links to other web sites with information about fashion, textiles, armor, cosmetics, jewelry and more.
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection includes 417 fashion plates from 1806-1914 from some of the leading fashion journals of the times.
The website has text and illustrations from Braun and Schneider's 19th century book, The History of Costume. This book published from 1861 to 1880 has plates covering ancient costumes to the 19th century. However, keep in mind that the illustrations have a Victorian perspective to the costume designs so they may not be authentic. They may also reflect the misconceptions of the late 1800s.
The Kyoto Costume Institute collects and preserves examples of western clothing. The site has a Japanese and English version which gives you access to their digital archives with images in chronological order. The images allow users to zoom in to see details in the fabrics. The site has examples of clothing from the mid-1700s to the 1990s.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art includes an Image Library on their website under the category, Costume and Textiles. Search for costume to locate more than 200 images of apparel and accessories from around the world.
The Manchester Art Gallery has an easy to use Gallery of Costume that covers primarily the 19th and 20th centuries, but also provides some photographs of costumes from the 18th century.
OSU's Historic Costume & Textiles Collection is a scholarly and artistic resource for information and images on apparel and textiles. The exhibitions page has numerous images from their past exhibitions.
The University of North Texas Fashion Collection preserves and documents historically significant fashion. There are digitized photographs of items from their collection that can be browsed by time period and searched by keywords. According to their site, they will be continually adding to their online digitized collection.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has a Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories section on their web site that offers an array of clear photographs of costumes from the 18th to the present day. Search carefully to discover all the hidden layers in this site.
*Also try ipl2 at http://ipl.org/. Web sites are selected, organized and described by students and volunteer library and information science professionals. Search for "costume", "fashion history" or any other keywords you think are appropriate. Remember this web site when you need to research other topics on the Internet! *