Bloomsbury Fashion Central
This is a college-managed resource. Last updated 10 July 2019.
... a dynamic digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress.
Bloomsbury Fashion Central is a platform comprising 4 databases:
- Berg Fashion Library
- Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases
- Fairchild Books Library
- Fashion Photography Archive
Each database is available for separate subscription. OCLS currently manages subscriptions to the Berg Fashion Library and Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases.
Berg Fashion Library
An interdisciplinary collection containing over 13,000 color images, over 100 academic eBooks, a museum directory, an exhibition archive, reference works including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, and teaching resources.
Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases
Contains case studies on topics from design and sourcing to marketing and retail, with a global focus. The cases present real-world challenges facing the business of fashion around the world and across sectors, tackling important issues such as sustainability, technology, ethics, and leadership.
Fairchild Books Library
Contains more than 130 Fairchild Books textbooks complemented by multimedia teaching and learning resources. Topics covered include construction, draping, fashion business management, history, illustration, journalism, marketing, promotion, theory, pattern making, styling, product development, sustainable fashion, textiles, and more.
Fashion Photography Archive
Curated by Editor-in-Chief Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT in New York. Provides access to over 150,000 images from across the world and covering a range of styles from haute couture to streetwear, academic articles, a timeline, lesson plans, and videos.