Fashion web resources


AHDS Visual Arts

The mission of AHDS Visual Arts is to support research, learning and teaching, by providing visual arts digital resources and long term preservation to encourage, support and facilitate engagement with visual arts digital resources.

http://www.ahds.ac.uk/visualarts

 

What We Wore: A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982

This unusual collection of programmes reveals what it took to be stylish through over 250 years of British history.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/whatwewore/index.shtml

 

The Business of Fashion

The Business of Fashion uses a network of writers and fashion insiders in style capitals around the world to deliver fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies and global brands.

http://www.businessoffashion.com

 

Culture Grid

Culture Grid opens up a wealth of information from museums, galleries, libraries and archives: giving greater access to UK culture, arts and heritage.

http://www.culturegrid.org.uk

 

F.TAPE

Daily fashion updates of the very best models, campaigns, shows and editorials.

http://www.ftape.com

 

Fashion Encyclopedia

Contains articles relating to many facets of fashion through the ages.

http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com

 

Fashion Futures

Working with Levi Strauss and Co using futures techniques to develop global scenarios for a sustainable fashion industry. Links to the report ‘Fashion Futures 2025: global scenarios for a sustainable fashion industry’.

http://www.forumforthefuture.org/project/fashion-futures-2025/overview

 

Fashion Week Daily

An online fashion news source for the latest fashion industry news, fashion trends, and fashion designers

http://fashionweekdaily.com

 

firstVIEW

firstVIEW is the world's oldest online fashion database and photo archive, offering coverage of fashion shows from around the world

http://fashionweekdaily.com

 

Hint Fashion Magazine

Based in New York, Hintmag.com is a global fashion website with breaking news, designer interviews, model profiles, beauty reports, and show reviews.

http://www.hintmag.com

 

Infomat Fashion

InfomatRank blends our review and comparison technology with human curation, to help save time, and simplify the product comparison process. You find relevant information fast, and quickly analyze it to generate meaningful, useful insight.

http://www.infomat.com 

 

Lucire

Lucire is the only fashion magazine that went from an internet edition into print and other media. It was the first UNEP fashion industry partner, and the first to publish international sustainable fashion editorials.

http://lucire.com

 

Premiere Vision

Première Vision highlights fabrics for the clothing sector and is the world's premier fabric show thanks to ongoing fashion and business fieldwork and preparation.

http://www.premierevision.com

 

SHOWstudio

SHOWstudio is based on the belief that showing the entire creative process, from conception to completion, is beneficial for the artist, the audience and the art itself. It offers a unique platform to nurture and encourage fashion to engage with moving image in the digital age.

http://showstudio.com 

 

Style.com

Style.com is a source for comprehensive runway coverage of all the major fashion shows, reports on seasonal trends, the latest social, celebrity, and fashion news, as well as informed takes on the intersection between fashion and pop culture.

http://www.style.com

 

Stylehunter

Stylehunter.com is an online portal dedicated to fashion, beauty & lifestyle. It delivers the very latest in all things style, industry news, sales, events, competitions and giveaways.

http://stylehunter.com

 

Victoria and Albert Museum

Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/f/fashion

 

London College of Fashion Victor Stiebel Archive

The London College of Fashion Victor Stiebel Archive contains over 650 images from the sketch books: Sketch Book of 1960-1961, Sketch Book of 1962 and 1963, and Victor Stiebel Ground Floor Collections 1961-1963.

http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/LCFVS

 

Women's Wear Daily

Women’s Wear Daily serves as a voice of authority, international newswire and agent of change for the fashion, beauty and retail industries. It is dedicated to providing a balance of timely, credible business news and key women’s fashion trends to a dedicated readership.

http://wwd.com and http://www.wwd.com/menswear-news for menswear.

 

Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection

Explore, learn about the inspiration behind and see the design and production techniques of a selection of 500 couture dresses and garments from the 1960s to the present day, including pieces worn by icons such as Diana, Princess of Wales, Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana Ross.

http://www.zandrarhodes.ucreative.ac.uk/p/welcome.html

 

Further Afield: Contextual Information


Nowness

NOWNESS is a video channel showcasing contemporary culture through film. Every day they premiere a new video that gets under the skin of the most influential names across art & design, fashion & beauty, music, culture and food & travel.

http://www.nowness.com

 

TED talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics.

http://www.ted.com

 

Textiles


Contemporary Applied Arts

Contemporary Applied Arts is a registered charity set up to promote and champion British craft. It is the premiere exhibition and retail venue for learning about, appreciating and purchasing contemporary craft

http://www.caa.org.uk

 

The Craft of Use

Conceived and developed by Kate Fletcher, Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion,  University of the Arts London, the Craftofuse  website explores the sustainable use and treatment of clothes with a view to encouraging greater investment in our relationship with them.

http://craftofuse.org/

 

The Crafts Council

The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft. It wants to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk

 

Embroiderers’ Guild

Thje Embroiderers’ Guild’s remit is to build awareness of stitch and textile art. They educate, encourage, inspire, and promote the achievement of excellence.

http://www.embroiderersguild.com

 

Local Wisdom

An international fashion research project exploring the 'craft of use'. It aims to challenge the fashion industry's increasing use of new materials and promotes as a solution 'sustained attention to tending and using garments and not just creating them'.

http://www.localwisdom.info/

 

London Fashion Week

Features highlights of the previous London Fashion week and provides information on the designers involved.

http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

 

Premiere Vision New York

Première Vision highlights fabrics for the clothing sector and is the world's premier fabric show thanks to ongoing fashion and business fieldwork and preparation.

http://www.premierevision-newyork.com

 

Society of Designer Craftsmen

This society promotes and supports the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who continue to innovate in the crafts through their exploration of materials and skills.

http://www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk

 

Textile Museum

The Textile Museum is an institution with a nearly one-hundred year history, an established audience, and a respected collection of textile art representing six continents and five millennia.

http://museum.gwu.edu/textile-museum

 

The Textile Society

The Textile Society is a unique forum for textile professionals and enthusiasts. It promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles, both traditional and contemporary.

http://www.textilesociety.org.uk

 

Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection

Explore, learn about the inspiration behind and see the design and production techniques of a selection of 500 couture dresses and garments from the 1960s to the present day, including pieces worn by icons such as Diana, Princess of Wales, Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana Ross.

http://www.zandrarhodes.ucreative.ac.uk/p/welcome.html