Fashion Education Resources

Fashion Education – Bilbiography

  • Ahmed, Tanveer (2018) ‘”All about Love”: How would bell hooks teach fashion design?’ conference paper, Design Research Society, Catalyst, University of Limerick, 25–28 June.  
  • Barry, Ben (2021) ‘How to Transform Fashion Education: A Manifesto for Equity, Inclusion, and Decolonization’ in: International Journal of Fashion Studies. Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 123–30. 
  • Bill, Amanda (2012) ‘“Blood Sweat and Shears” Happiness, Creativity and Fashion Education' in: Fashion Theory. Vol. 16(1), pp. 49-65.
  • Biondi, Annachiara (2020) ‘White Staff And a White Curriculum: Inside Fashion Education’ in: Vogue Business. online resource, 29 June (2.7.2020)
  • Canning, Georgia (2020) ‘Why Are Students Leaving Fashion Education?’ in: Granary 1. online resource, 6 May, (19.5.2020)
  • Centre for Sustainable Fashion (2018) ‘Convening the Fashion Education System’ online resource, (28.10.2019)
  • Christel, Deborah A. (2018) ‘Fat Fashion: Fattening Pedagogy in Apparel Design’ in: Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 44-55.
  • Do Carmo Teixeira Rainho, Maria & Volpi, Maria Cristina (2018) ‘Looking at Brazilian Fashion Studies: Fifty Years of Research and Education in: International Journal of Fashion Studies. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 211-25.
  • Downing Peters, Lauren & Pecorari, Marco (2018) ‘Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design: A Conversation with Faculty’ in: International Journal of Fashion Studies. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 255-63.
  • Faerm, Steven (2015) ‘Building Best Practice for Fashion Design Pedagogy: Meaning, Preparation, and Impact’ in: Cuaderno 53, Vol. 16, No, 53, pp. 189-213.
  • Fletcher, Kate & Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2017) Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book. Oslo: Novus Press.
  • Hegland, Jane E. (2010) ‘Dress and Fashion Education: Design and Business’ in: Eicher, Joanne B. (ed.) Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Volume 10: Global Perspectives. Oxford & New York: Berg, pp. 311-7.
  • Kent, Holly M. (ed.) (2018) Teaching Fashion Studies. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts.
  • Monti, Gabriele & Sargentini, Mariavittoria (2018) ‘Exploring the Boundaries Between Theory and Practice in Fashion Design at IUAV University of Venice: The Case of U/U/U/’ in: International Journal of Fashion Studies. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 181-94.
  • McLoughlin, Muriel (2017) ‘Fashion Education in London in the 20s and 30s and the Legacy of Murial Pemberton’ in: Apparence(s). No. 7, online resource, (29.9.2019)
  • Menkes, Suzy (2014) ‘Crisis in College’ in: Vogue. online resource, 6 June (6.6.2018)
  • Rissanen, Timo (2017) ‘Possibility in Fashion Design Education: A Manifesto’ in: Utopian Studies. Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 528-46.
  • Saluja, Kavita (2017) ‘”The Rabbit Hole”: New Frameworks of Awareness for Fashion Pedagogy’ in: Fashion – Scope: (Art & Design) 15, pp. 120-7.
  • Simoes, Ines & Matos Ribeiro, Mario (2018) ‘Collaborative Learning in Fashion Education’ in: Carlotto, Federica & McCreesh, Natalie (ed.) Engaging with Fashion: Perspectives on Communication, Education and Business. Leiden & Boston: Brill Rodopi, pp. 149-62.
  • The Fashion Praxis Collective (2014) ‘Fashion Education’ in: The Fashion Condition. New York: Self Passage, pp. 77-80.
  • Vaughan, Suzi (2015) ‘Fashion your Future: Think More Like a Fashion Designer’ TEDxQUT (‘)
  • Williams, Dilys (2016) ‘Transition to Transformation in Fashion Education for Sustainability’ in: Leal Filho Walter & Brandli Luciana (eds.) Engaging Stakeholders in Education for Sustainable Development at University Level. Cham: Springer, pp. 217-32.
  • Williams, Dilys and Toth-Fejel, Katelyn (2017) ‘The Will and the Skill in Education for Sustainability’ in: Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education. Springer, pp. 79-94.

Fashion Education – Online Resources

(‘This digital collection includes millinery, dressmaking, clothing and costume books from … the first half of the 20th century (1907 – 1940’s) include the history of clothing, styles of dress, fashion drawing, and design and construction of hats, clothing and costumes.’)

(‘offers an art-focused research experience within the OCLC WorldCat environment. Researchers may search within this specialized subset of Worldcat data to hone in on a vast trove of art-historical literature held in an ever-increasing number of the world’s finest art libraries.’)

(‘Artstor is the most extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use.’)

(‘The dynamic digital hub for interdisciplinary teaching and research in fashion and dress.’)

(‘Vintage Fashions - a dedicated fashion channel from British Pathé, on which we share vintage beauty shows, fabulous catwalk coverage, retro women's lifestyle clips and other glamorous treats.’)

(‘The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) is dedicated to researching the history and culture of clothing and adornment from the African Diaspora and using that research to produce outcomes such as projects and lectures in order to educate the public about dress cultures developed by people of African heritage‘)

(‘an online database of resources, actors, spaces, and activities related to fashion and textile studies in Latin America’)

(‘source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards’)

(Europeana Fashion is a best practice network of 23 partners, representing the leading public and private museums, archives and collections from 12 European countries. It will publish online by March 2015 over 700,000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues.)

(‘It’s time to decentralize the study of fashion. The Fashion and Race Database is an online platform filled with open-source tools that expand the narrative of fashion history and challenge mis-representation within the fashion system. Est. 2017.’) 

(‘The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred museums and libraries that span the globe.’)

(fashion database and photo & video archive)

(Gallica is the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and its partners. It is ‘one of the major digital libraries available for free via the Internet. It provides access to any type of document: printed documents (books, press and magazines) in image and text mode, manuscripts, sound and iconographic documents, maps and plans.’)

(We Wear Culture

(‘Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project) is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.’)

(National Audiovisual Institute in France is a repository of all French radio and television audiovisual archives)

(digital library for scholars, researchers and students, ‘JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.’)

(‘The Lipperheide Costume Library is the world’s largest library and collection of graphic works on the history of clothing and fashion. Its origins go back to the private collection of Berlin publishers Franz and Frieda Lipperheide. The entire collection now contains about 40,000 books and magazines from the 16th century to the present day, as well as paintings, manuscripts and ca. 100,000 drawings, prints and photographs.’)

(free image database of a network of ca. 80 cultural and academic institutions)

(bibliography on fashion and society)

(‘The Research Collective for Decolonising Fashion (RCDF) was established in 2012 to disrupt persistent Eurocentric and ethnocentric underpinnings of dominant fashion discourse and to construct alternative narratives.’)

(‘SHOWstudio is an award-winning fashion website, founded and directed by Nick Knight, that has consistently pushed the boundaries of communicating fashion online.’)

(online collection database of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the museums of Berlin)

(provides extensive coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing)

(‘Every Issue. Every Page 1892 to Now.’)

(online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries)

(‘Distinguished by its international coverage of scientific, trade, technical and economic publications, this bibliographic database covers decades of information relating to developments and innovations in the textile industry.’)