Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG 2014 Annual Report

The ARLIS/NA FTC SIG 2014 Annual Report has been accepted by the Board and is linked here:


Have a look, give us feedback, and make suggestions for the upcoming year!

Carla-Mae Crookendale
Visual Arts Research Librarian
Virginia Commonwealth University

WGSN subsribers?

Hello all,

A graphic design faculty person has asked about whether MICA might begin a subscription to WGSN.  She said:

WGSN is an industry standard for trends forecasting. The website offers information on fashion, art, and design. I would love to use it in my Patterns class and can see other departments using this resource as well.
I do know that it is expensive. I’m not sure if they have short-term contracts for academic institutions, but I thought I’d share to see if we might be able to gain access. I think the students and faculty could benefit from using this resource as a tool in the classroom.
I am now in contact with the sales department at WGSN and we will have a demo soon, and have a conversation re: subscription rates. But I wanted to ask this group whether / which other libraries are subscribing, and whether you consider the resource a good value for the amount of use it receives. Also, does everyone subscribe directly from WGSN, or is it available consortially? (We affiliate with AICAD, and with LYRASIS.)
Thanks for any information!
Kathy Cowan

Important 20th-Century Fashion Illustration Collections?

Greetings everyone,

Can anyone tell me where I might find collections of the major 20th-century fashion illustrators?

You may respond here, or directly to me.  Thank you!

Sandra Ley (Pima Community College)

Love for fashion this month at VLA!

The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Present:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 5:30 – 8 pm
5:30 – 6:00 pm        Guest arrival and check-in
6:00 – 7:30 pm        Program
7:30 pm                  Networking Reception

Crowell & Moring LLP
590 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10029

For more information and to register go to:

Exhibition: OSCAR DE LA RENTA: His Legendary World of Style

Exhibition : OSCAR DE LA RENTA: His Legendary World of Style

Where: SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

When: February 5 – May 3, 2015

“The first posthumous tribute to the world-renowned and beloved fashion icon and his work. This momentous exhibition features 70 garments, many designed exclusively for de la Renta’s closest friends and family. Known as “the sultan of chic,” de la Renta dressed such Hollywood A-listers as Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Taylor Swift, as well as former first ladies Hillary Rodham Clinton and Laura Bush.”

Photo: Oscar de la Renta, Silk evening gown, Resort 2013 ready-to-wear. Worn by Beyoncé, Vogue cover, March 2013. Loan: Oscar de la Renta Archive, New York. Photograph by Adam Kuehl.