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Fashion: getting started

Information about Library and Internet resources for fashion students.

How to guides

Museum Collections and Exhibitions

browse the shelves

Print books, exhibition catalogues,  magazines and DVD's are held at the Nelson Campus and City Campus Libraries.

eBooks are available via the library catalogue.

Browse the shelves at these call numbers

391   fashion history & theory – fashion by decade 
646.4   pattern making, draping, construction
677   textiles, fabric manipulation
658.4     management, business planning, innovation, & entrepreneurship
658.8  marketing, digital marketing, branding
687   clothing – trade & industry
725.2  commercial buildings – retail fashion design
741.672  fashion drawing & illustration
746.92   fashion design & fashion designers


Journals available via our databases.

As well as searching our databases for articles, you can read these titles by editions. Click on the title of the journal to access.

Business Source Premier

WWD: Women's Wear Daily

Covers business issues, fashion trends, retailing developments, international ready-to-wear, couture presentations & market overviews. For retailers & manufacturers of women's apparel, accessories, fibers & textiles.


Vocational Studies complete

International Journal Of Fashion Design, Technology & Education

Publishes articles on fashion design and education, pattern cutting, manufacturing technology, and apparel production, as well as newly developed technology, theory, educational practices and techniques in the fashion and textile industries.


Academic Search Premier

Fashion Theory: The Journal Of Dress, Body & Culture

Provides an international & interdisciplinary forum for the analysis of cultural phenomena ranging from foot binding to fashion advertising.

 Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

Harper's Bazaar

For people interested in fashion and beauty as well as the professional fashion designer and retailer.(US)

Apparel Retail Industry Profile: Australia

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing; Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores; Apparel Manufacturing

O, The Oprah Magazine

Topics include health & fitness, relationships & self-discovery, beauty, fashion & home design


Articles about beauty, fashion, and media personalities.

New Yorker

Discusses current events and ideas, combining domestic and international news analysis with cartoons, sports, fashion & arts, profiles, short fiction and poetry.

Australian & New Zealand Apparel

Fashion Industry; Apparel Industry

Australian Women's Weekly

Contemporary & relevant to Australian women today with experts in every field (ie fashion/beauty; home /craft /gardening /cooking).


Contact the library | Susan Jenkins, Information Services Librarian, Fashion |


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