ITAA Conference Presentation on Trend Forecasting & the ARLIS/NA Fashion Information Competencies

Hello FTC’ers…

If you or any of your faculty are attending the ITAA Annual Conference in the first week of November, you might be interested in the following Special Conference Presentation by one of our blog members, Cecilia Oliva of Fashion Snoops.  Here’s the annoucement:


You are Invited!  Please join Fashion Snoops at

The International Textile & Apparel Association 2011 Annual Conference

Date:  Friday, November 4, 2011
Time:  2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Special Conference Presentation

Using Trend Forecasting Services to Develop Students’ Fashion Information
Competencies for Academic and Professional Success
By Cecilia Oliva, Fashion Snoops
Program content developed in collaboration with Sandra Ley, Pima Community

Fashion Snoops, an online global forecasting and trend analysis service, will review the ARLIS/NA’s Information Competencies for Fashion Students and discuss the process of developing student information competencies via online trend forecasting services.

In this workshop, we will explore how students competent with trend forecasting services and their use have a much greater chance of professional success.  We will review the important components of trend forecasting services, and creative ways to integrate trend forecasting information into class assignments.

Lastly, we will discuss how faculty-librarian collaborations can enhance students’ development of their fashion information competencies and support student learning outcomes in this area.

Hope to see you there!

For further information, contact:
Cecilia Mirella Oliva
Sr. Account Executive
USA & Latin America
39 West 38th St. 8th Floor
New York, NY 10018
t. 646-395-3147
f. 646-365-6013

FTC SIG Blog Landing Page change?

Hi FTC’ers…

Would you prefer that our “Landing Page” remain the current “About the FTC” page, or would you prefer that it be changed to the “Blog” page where the latest posts or displayed?

If you have a preference, let me know.  I’ll be happy to change it.

Also, if anyone’s interested in working with me to improve the appearance and functionality of our blog, please let me know!


ARLIS/NA Webinar: Fashion and Textiles Collection Development, Stitch by Stitch

ARLIS/NA PD Education Sub-Committee Presents:

Fashion and Textiles Collection Development, Stitch by Stitch

Webinar on Friday, November 4, 2011  /  Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

Space is limited.  Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Description:  Does  your institution serve fashion and textiles researchers? Then don’t miss this webinar, which will examine resources and strategies for developing collections
in this specialized subject area. Robin Dodge, Special Collections Librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, will discuss trend forecasting services for libraries: what they are, why to consider building a trend forecasting collection, special considerations for access, and specific recommendations for libraries with both small and large budgets. Edith Serkownik, Assistant Professor at the June F. Mohler Fashion Library at Kent State, will touch on fashion and textiles collection development policies, key publishers, reviews, reference resources and research databases, as well as some of the free resources that are available.



FTC’ers – Reserve your spot for this encore presentation from our FTC SIG’s “Postcards from the Edge” workshop at ARLIS/NA 2011 annual conference.  And our thanks to FTC SIG members, Robin & Edith, who agreed to do an encore performance!

Sandra (FTC SIG Moderator)

Exhibition – Fashion & Textile Museum: Tommy Nutter: Rebel on the Row

Tommy Nutter:  Rebel on the Row

The Fashion and Textile Museum, London

20 May 2011 – 22 October 2011  (Just learned about this one.  Looks like fun!)

When Nutters opened in 1969 on Savile Row, the staid and traditional world of bespoke tailoring entered a new era. Tommy Nutter, with master cutter Edward Sexton, combined up-to-the minute styling with classic techniques to create the brand that set the Row swinging. The shop – financed by Cilla Black, James Vallance White, and Beatles’ executive Peter Brown – opened up the experience of bespoke tailoring; catering to rock stars, artists and aristos who wanted to custom fit with the new shapes and details pioneered at Nutters.

This exhibition not only explores the Nutter style but will also analyse the contribution of this legendary individual in the marketing and branding of a Savile Row company. A range of suits takes the viewer through the changes that Nutter introduced and will place his work in the social and historical context of the late 60s to the 1990s.

Opening hours and booking
20 May 2011 – 22 October 2011.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

LACMA Exhibition: California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way”

LACMA Exhibition:  California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way”

Resnick Pavilion / October 1, 2011–March 25, 2012

“This exhibition is the first major study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 300 objects—furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country. Organized into four thematic areas, the exhibition aims to elucidate the 1951 quote from émigré Greta Magnusson Grossman that is incorporated into the exhibition’s title: California design ‘is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions…It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way.'”