Harajuku is dead…

Hi all,

Just thought you’d be interested in this blog piece about the (birth and) death of Japan’s incredible Harajuku street style and the corresponding end of the magazine FRUiTS:


It was great to meet some of you at the conference by the way, I look forward to more links and collaborations in the future!



Exhibit: Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion

What: Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion
Where: SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta GA
When: through March 12

“A sartorial voyage through style and time celebrating the power of fashion and its capacity to reflect historical and cultural trends. Featuring rare European and American garments from the 18th through 20th centuries, the exhibition illuminates society’s shifting values as it traces the evolution of historic dress.”

Check out the companion Threads of History Curriculum Guide available as a downloadable PDF.


Opportunity to win fashion journals from Intellect!

Intellect are once again running our competition to win a year’s online subscription for your institution’s library to our Fashion Collection of nine journals. The collection provides permanent access to the 2017 volumes and back volume access for all titles for one year to the following journals:


Clothing Cultures, Vol 4 | 3 issues p.a. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=222/

Craft Research, Vol 8 | 2 issues p.a. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=172/

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, Vol 8 | 2 issues p.a.  http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=178/

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, Vol 4 | 2 issues p.a.  http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=223/

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, Vol 4 | 3 issues p.a. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=221/

Film, Fashion & Consumption, Vol 6 | 2 issues p.a. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=203/

International Journal of Fashion Studies, Vol 4 | 2 issues p.a.  http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=230/

Journal of Curatorial Studies, Vol 5 | 2 issues p.a. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=205/

Studies in Costume & Performance, Vol 2 | 2 issues p.a. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=235/


Please email nicola@intellectbooks.com for a form to enter the competition before March 15, 2017.


Intellect are also running a free trial of 10 of our highly regarded Visual Arts journals. Sign up on http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/trial before March 31, 2017, or click http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/page/index,name=VisualArtsFreeTrial/ for more information on titles.

Introduction: Moderator of the Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group

I’m pleased to say that Lauren Gavin, Technical Services and Reference Librarian at LIM College, will be stepping into the moderator role for our special interest group. She was the vice moderator during the past year and I look forward to what she and her co-vice moderators have planned for the 2017-2018 year. You can learn more about Lauren here.

ARLIS-NA 2017 Annual Conference: FTC SIG Business Meeting Minutes

Below you will find the 2017 annual business meeting minutes. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Nicole LaMoreaux or Lauren Gavin.

Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group Business Meeting

  • Start: 8:05am
  • Introductions of attendees (18 total)
  • Research Guide discussion
    • Continue to update the blogs but focus on those that have longevity and feature the top 5 blogs at the moment.
  • Consortia
    • Smaller resources work together to create consortia to help with pricing
    • Challenges:
      • State schools logistics and politics
      • Public vs. Private vs. For-profit vs. Not-for-profit
    • Fashion schools around Europe have consortia (could fashion schools/programs in the US join in or replicate system here?)
    • Request that you post on the blog or email Sandra Ley with key resources and wish list items.
  • Annual Conference 2018
    • Looking to host panel(s) and tour(s)
    • Panels: fashion specific librarians or resources
      • Charles James Archive was an idea that was discussed
    • Tours: Costume Institute, Ralph Lauren Library, College Library Tours (The New School, FIT, LIM College), Wova Archive, Material ConneXion, Fashion District (create a Google Map to distribute to members and/or ARLIS as a whole publicizing fashion and yarn areas in the city), Conde Nast, Albright Fashion Library, costume on Broadway, WGSN/Stylus City Tours
  • Co-vice moderator Introduction
  • Fashion Friends Email List
    • This is provided for schools in the UK – should we replicate it here in the US?
  • Vendor Updates
    • Bloomsbury Publishing
      • Bloomsbury Fashion Central
        • Contains Berg Fashion Library and the Fashion Photography Archive
          • Fashion Photography Archive contains images from 1970-2000, 750K photos, street and behind the scenes fashion shots
        • Design Platform (May 2017)
          • Working with designers/museums from around the world
        • Architecture Platform (2018)
          • 60 reference books
        • Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture
        • Culture history library
        • Food Library
      • Visionaire
        • 25th anniversary coffee table book is available for purchase
        • 66th issue just was published
        • Redoing their website
        • Looking at archiving the back issues (this would live on their website)
  • Concluded: 9:00am