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Fashion Design: Books & Other Resources

Use this Research Guide to find recommended books and other resources on Fashion Design. For research help, consult a librarian.

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Made to Measure (M2M) is a new fashion video network. M2M covers the world of fashion and style – past, present and future — through fresh and culturally relevant storytelling. M2M features original programming, classic fashion films and runway shows from the world’s top designers. M2M’s original series and documentaries highlight the people, issues, trends and events that have defined and transformed the fashion landscape.

Council of Fashion Designers of America
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

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With 60,000,000 monthly views, is the world's largest, most popular trend community. Our head office is based in Toronto, Canada, and we are fueled by a global network of 155,000 members and 3,000,000 fans. 

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A modern woman's destination for how to live a stylish, well-rounded life. Read on for breaking entertainment news, fashion tips, health, and more.


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Fashion Collections/Institutes

Search the FLO Catalog for Books, DVDs, etc.


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Clothing and dress

Costume design

Fashion and art 

Fashion drawing

Fashion photography

Fashion--social aspects

Textile fabrics

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Fashion Journals at MassArt

Costume: the Journal of the Costume Society 
Taunton Threads
L'Uomo Vogue
Vogue Italia
WWD-Women's Wear Daily

Print journals are located on the 13th floor of the library.

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