The female Form through time: Google Arts and Culture exhibition Online resource curated by the Discovery Museum which shows how fashion, clothing and culture have dictated the female Silhouette in Western society form Victorian times to the present day. Includes images with short commentary.
Vogue has a history of the origins of London Fashion Week What is the value of fashion ? In 2018 British Fashion Council released some data about London Fashion Week including that there were 20,000 cups of espresso served and 200kg of Lavazza coffee consumed! For data on its impact see the Blooming Flower conversation […]
In London Fashion Week we consider how much fashion contributes to the economy. Here are some useful starting points: The British Fashion Council commissioned from Oxford Economics. some data which included – the figure that the fashion industry directly contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP in 2017 The Creative Industries website has some data from […]
Great New Project from Google Arts and Culture Offers which offers free access to 30,000 Digitized Images and VR Films of Fashion Pieces From 180 famous Archives, Museums and Others. It includes interesting essays on fashion icons, the origin of types of dress fashion, the social and economic context See this on the cost of […]
From January 2016 the New York Public library provides enhanced public domain access to its online collections which include thousands of stunning historical images. See this announcing blog post which has lists of possible uses: these include usage of bulk API data. A great example is this 5th Avenue now and then which compares 1911 […]
March of the modern makers: An industrial strategy for the creative industries An interesting report from the Institute for Public Policy Studies. The 70-page document considers the current state of the creative industries. These are defined as nine broad sub-sectors: advertising and marketing; architecture; crafts; design (including fashion); film, TV, video, radio and photography; IT, […]
Analysing a company’s revenue geographic breakdown is interesting angle to predict future strategic development. Find case studies using the function FFM on your Bloomberg terminals.
http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ Useful for social historians of fashion and great fund to look at! With over 50,000 costumes and textile artifacts from the mid-18th century to the present, the Chicago History Museum’s Costume Collection is the second largest in the world and one of the nation’s most complete fashion repositories. Its online website provides free access […]
We now have access to the Journal of Cultural Economy from 2008 onwards. Find it on Leicester Elink. The journal contains useful articles on marketing and advertising, consumption and fashion.
We now have access to: Fashion Theory: the journal of dress, body and culture (1997 – ) (which also includes access to Fashion Practice). Textile: the journal of cloth and culture (2003 -). Find them on Leicester Elink.