A resource “Vintage Fashion Guild: The Ultimate Resource for Vintage Fashion”

I found this link in an entry in the May 2013 issue of Threads.  Didn’t every remember seeing it before but thoroughly enjoyed checking the site out.  Hopefully it can be of help to students and experts alike.  Membership is not required to use the general resources (but librarians and instructors might find it of use). The primary uses I can see for students are the Vintage Fabric identification resource and the Designer Label collection (both under VFG Resources tab). The site also has a blog, a forum and a fashion history section.

Exhibition: Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s

Exhibition:  Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s

Dates:  10 July 2013 – 16 February 2014.

Museum:  V&A, London

Trojan and Mark at Taboo
Derek Ridgers
Colour photograph
© Derek Ridgers

Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A. Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.

Position available: F.I.T. – Assistant Head of Research & Instruction

Assistant Head of Research & Instruction
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York

The Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology seeks a creative and service-oriented librarian with managerial experience to assist with running the Research and Instructional Service unit. Under the direction of the Head of Research & Instruction, this person will help expand the reach of the Library by planning, implementing and evaluating instructional programs and reference services, employing technology to enhance face-to-face and online interactions, and collaborating with classroom faculty and academic service departments.

Required qualifications:

ALA accredited MLS.  2-years post MLS experience in the areas of Reference & Instruction and 5 years management experience. Proven leadership skills & effective communication skills.  Solid knowledge of current instructional technologies. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends & standards.

For more information and to apply, visit our website at http://www.fitnyc.edu

Hippie Chic by Lauren D. Whitley

I’m looking forward to this book — now available…

Hippie Chic by Lauren D. Whitley / ISBN:  9780878467952 / $35

Hippie Chic by Lauren D. Whitley

“The 1960s saw a revolution in fashion that was born, like most things new and hip in that era, of youth rebellion in the streets. For the first time, designers didn’t dictate the trends. Instead, the latest looks trickled up into the top fashion houses (Halston and Yves Saint Laurent among them), by way of bohemian boutiques and avant-garde labels with names like Granny Takes a Trip and Cosmic Couture, and musicians like the Beatles, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Defying easy definition but becoming an international phenomenon all the same, hippie fashion twisted and turned from trippy to retro and crafty to ethnic. The accompanying idea that one can express a personal style with clothing went against everything about the previous generation’s notion of matching suits or ladylike ensembles dictated by social class or profession. Sumptuous photography, dynamic design, and far-out images from the era make Hippie Chic a must-have book that goes past peace signs and patchouli to unearth how hippies forever changed the way fashion functions.”

Origin & history of the “French seam”?

Would any of you know of any literature that documents the origin & history of a classic  invisible seam calledFrench seam?

NB: interestingly, this seam type is also referred to as “English seam”… 

Fred Goudswaard
librarian AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute