Australian Fashion Week

Image: IMG_3268 CC BY-SA Rosevita

Image: IMG_3268 CC BY-SA Rosevita

April 12th-16th is Australian Fashion Week. You may be thinking – what does the library have to do with fashion? And the short answer is… a lot! Here at QUT Library we have a large number of resources for students who are studying or are interested in fashion. Our Creative Industries librarians have done their best to find some of the most up-to-date and relevant information for students to use just check out this subject guide.

Databases
University of Fashion – This database is an online collection of fashion videos perfect for the beginner designer. Be quick! This a trial database and our subscription expires on the 31st May, 2015.
The Vogue Archive – If you are a fan of this iconic fashion magazine make sure to have a look at this database dating back to the first issue in 1892.

Books
Swatch reference guide to fashion fabrics / Deborah Young – This textbook even comes with fabric samples!
World clothing and fashion : an encyclopedia of history, culture, and social influence / Mary Ellen Snodgrass – If you want a nice concise background to clothing and fashion, look no further than this two volume set.

DVDs
The Devil Wears Prada [videorecording] – Meryl Streep as a quasi-Anna Wintour. Enough said.
A Savage Life in Fashion [videorecording] – Interviews with Percy Savage.

E-books
Indian fashion : tradition, innovation, style [electronic resource] / Arti Sandhu – A look inside the history of Indian fashion.
Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare [electronic resource] / Sarah Jane Downing – Take a look and see what kind of fashion was around in Shakespeare’s time!

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