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Fashion Design and Merchandising Research Guide

A useful guide for Fashion Design and Merchandise, which includes information about the history of dress, textiles, and sustainable fashion. This guide is meant to assist students in this area of study.

Where to Find Fashion Books in the Library

Browse these call number areas for books related to fashion design and merchandising.

  • GT on the main floor (for clothing history)
  • TS on the lower level (for textile fabrics)
  • TT on the lower level (for fashion design and designers
  • Reference Section (main floor, outside Library 127):
    • GT has print copies of Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010) and the Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (2005)

New Fashion Books

Narrative Thread: conversations on fashion collections book cover
Fresh Fly Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style
To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick--and How We Can Fight Back
Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: parties, exhibitions, people cover
Zero Waste Patterns: 20 projects to sew your own wardrobe cover
Flawless: Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital
The Act of Sewing: how to make and modify clothes to wear every day cover
Pious Fashion: how Muslim women dress
How to Read a Dress: a guide to changing fashion from the 16th to the 21st century
Fashion and Politics
Africa in Fashion : Luxury, Craft and Textile Heritage.

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