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Internet resources for fashion and beauty
The best of the Web
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of some of the most useful websites for
for education and research, selected and
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evaluated by a network of subject
working in Fashion and Beauty.
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Contents
Intute is funded by the Joint Information
Costume and Fashion
Systems Committee (JISC) with support
Accessories
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from the ESRC and the Arts and
Costume and clothing
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Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Fashion design and designers
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Fashion shows and fashion weeks 3
Contact:
Fashion history
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www.intute.ac.uk/feedback.html
Fashion industry
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Fashion magazines
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Note: Intute: Arts and Humanities comprises
Fashion photography
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the former RDN hubs, Artifact and Humbul.
Footwear
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Textiles for fashion
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Trends and forecasting
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A PDF copy of this booklet can be downloaded from:
Health and Beauty
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Beauty and holistic therapy
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Beauty news and trends
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Front cover images from left to right:
Body Modification
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Kisa Spring Summer Collection 07,
Cosmetic and beauty products
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image supplied by swordfoxdesign.com
Cosmetic science
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Green eyes. © Kateryna Govorushchenko, available from:
www.istockphoto.com/
Hair and make-up
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Internet resources for fashion and beauty
Costume and Fashion
Accessories
British Glove Association (BGA)
http://www.gloveassociation.org/
The national trade association for the glove industry in the UK. The website provides
historical and practical information, a guide to measuring gloves and a bibliography of
publications.
British Hat Guild
http://www.britishhatguild.co.uk/
The aim of the British Hat Guild is to “promote and
enhance the reputation and status of the British hat
industry”. Their website includes an educational
database, plus news and careers information.
Hatsuk.com
http://www.hatsuk.com/
http://www.britishhatguild.co.uk/
Run by Hat Magazine, this website contains information
on everything from millinery to hats. Includes the Hat Bible, a glossary, the Global Hat
Directory, a fashion news feed and a forum.
Wrist Fashion
http://www.wristfashion.com/
A weblog described as being for the “wristwatch afficionado”. It is aimed at the
wristwatch industry, but also publishes the latest news, trends and products from the
wristwatch industry.
Costume and clothing
Costume Designers Guild (CDG)
http://www.costumedesignersguild.com/
The CDG’s website provides information on the Guild’s history, constitution, and
membership details. Other features include a members’ list, a gallery and details of
the CDG awards.
Company Clothing
http://www.clothingatwork.co.uk/
Company Clothing Magazine provides articles for the corporate clothing industry,
including news, jobs listings and a directory of companies that offer corporate clothing
and workwear within the UK.
Costume Page: Costuming Resources Online
http://www.costumepage.org/
This resource list contains over 2,000 links to costume-related resources. Subjects
include the Study of Costume, Making & Wearing Costumes, Suppliers, and
Accessories.
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Internet resources for fashion and beauty
Directore
http://www.director-e.com/director-e/index.asp
Directore provides information on accessories, clothing, fabrics, company profiles,
contracts, trends and services relating to the textile industry.
Fashion Educational Index
http://www.skillsonline.com.au/fashion/
An online database of websites relevant to the teaching and learning of fashion and
textiles. Covers design, garment construction, millinery, fashion history and materials.
Professional Association of Custom Clothiers (PACC)
http://www.paccprofessionals.org/index.html
A North American non-profit making organisation, founded to promote the custom
sewing industry. The website contains a list of members, educational material, and
FAQs.
Fashion design and designers
Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE)
http://www.fashion-enterprise.com/main.html
Based at the London College of Fashion, the CFE aims to enable London-based
fashion start-ups to become viable, sustainable businesses by providing them with
vital access to management expertise, capital, knowledge and resources.
Contemporary Fashion Archive (CFA)
http://www.contemporaryfashion.net/
An international project that addresses contemporary fashion design. Features
collections and projects of various international fashion and accessory designers,
whose work is characterised by an experimental and innovative approach to fashion.
Fashion Encyclopedia
http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/
This is a fashion encyclopedia which can be searched or
browsed alphabetically, covering fashion designers, fashion
companies and labels.
Fashionfringe.co.uk
http://www.fashionfringe.co.uk/
Fashion Fringe is an annual competition, aiming to find the
fashion designers of the future. The website includes
information about the event, along with key dates and
application forms.
firstVIEW
http://www.firstview.com/
firstVIEW offers thousands of pictures of the latest fashion
collections from Milan, Paris, London and New York.
http://www.firstview.com/
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Internet resources for fashion and beauty
Fashion shows and fashion weeks
Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
http://www.cameramoda.it/eng/
The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion)
organises the Milan fashion weeks, featured on this website under ‘Events’.
Graduate Fashion Week
http://www.gfw.org.uk/
Graduate Fashion Week shows recent graduates’ work from the UK's fashion and
textile colleges, culminating in the Gala Fashion Show and Awards on the last
evening.
Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo
http://www.jfw.jp/en/
A particular strength of Japan Fashion Week is in accessories and lifestyle goods,
reflecting Japan’s prominence in these areas. The website includes a schedule and
photographs of events and collections.
Lakmé India Fashion Week
http://lakmeindiafashionweek.indiatimes.com/
Promoting the emerging presence of Indian fashion on the world scene, the Lakmé
India Fashion Week website lists designers and features images of catwalk shows.
London Fashion Week
http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/
This website gives information on the London Fashion Week,
from the designers’ exhibition to catwalk shows, and includes
detailed press coverage of the event.
Mercedez Benz Fashion week: Los Angeles
http://www.mercedesbenzfashionweek.com/
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcases the fashion
industry in Los Angeles. Includes reports on the ‘scene’ (as
much a part of fashion weeks as the clothes themselves).
Mode á Paris
http://www.modeaparis.com/va/index.html
The website of the Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear Paris
fashion shows provides forthcoming show dates and documents
previous seasons’ designers and collections.
Olympus Fashion Week: New York
http://www.olympusfashionweek.com/spring2005/intro.html
The website of the New York’s fashion week provides a
schedule for this show, press information and runway reports.
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Internet resources for fashion and beauty
Fashion history
A & L Tirocchi Dressmakers Project: the RISD Museum
http://tirocchi.stg.brown.edu/intro.html
514 Broadway was a time capsule of early twentieth fashion dressmaking and this
resource tells the story of the Tirocchi dressmaking business with a database of
archive material.
AHDS Visual Arts
http://www.ahds.ac.uk/visualarts/
AHDS Visual Arts maintains a large
online archive of digital resources,
including images of textiles, historic
clothing, lace, tapestry and
weaving, and has a variety of
learning materials based on these.
AHRB Pockets of History
http://www.ahds.ac.uk/visualarts/
Project
http://www.wsa.soton.ac.uk/research/ research-projects/The-AHRB-Pockets-of-
History-Project.asp
This project researched women’s tie-on pockets. The study explores what they meant
to the women who wore them, and how they reflect the way women in the past saw
themselves.
European Textile Routes
http://www.etn-net.org/routes/
This is an exploration of the history of European textiles, categorised into themes of:
recurrent events; textile heritage; textile production; education and research.
Fabrics Forming Society
http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/learning/designingbritain/html/ffs.html
This is an image-led introduction to fashion and textile design, and its social history in
Britain in the mid-Twentieth century, based on the Design Council Archive.
Greek Costume Through the Centuries
http://www.annaswebart.com/culture/costhistory/
This website provides a history of Greek costume from the Minoan civilisation
(4th millennium BC), through the ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods to the
19th century.
Scottish Textiles Heritage Online
http://www.scottishtextiles.org.uk/
The Scottish Textiles Heritage Online makes textile collections from Scottish museums
available through a database and image gallery.
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Internet resources for fashion and beauty
Sixties Fashion
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/
1960s/sixtiesfashion/
This Victoria and Albert Museum resource examines British
fashion from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Includes
interviews with influential figures and a film examining the
London fashion scene in 1967.
V&A: Collections: Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/index.html
The Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection covers dress and
accessories from the 17th century to the present, emphasising
influential designs from Europe’s major fashion centres.
Bauhaus' printed linen and
cotton fabric designed by Susan
Collier for Liberty & Co. (1972)
Fashion industry
© Design Council Slide
Collection at Manchester
Metropolitan University
Fashion Capital
http://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/
A website for London's fashion design community, offering trend, catwalk and industry
news, business information and advice, education and training opportunities, and an
events diary.
Fashion Model Directory
http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/
Fashion Model Directory is a database of professional models, model agencies,
designers and other occupations connected to the international fashion industry.
Fashion Wire Daily (FWD)
http://www.fashionwiredaily.com/
Fashion Wire Daily is an online magazine, updated daily, with abridged articles and
photographs of the latest news and happenings in the fashion and beauty industry.
Manchester Fashion Network
http://www.manchesterfashion.com/
Established to support designers and other fashion and textiles professionals within
Manchester, this resource provides a directory that covers retail, recruitment, grants,
funding, photographers, designers and more.
Fashion magazines
Dazed & Confused
http://www.confused.co.uk/
Dazed & Confused is an independent magazine published in the UK, covering
fashion, music, film, art and ideas. The website includes highlights from the latest
issue, and an archive of back issues.
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Elle
http://www.elle.com/
Representing “fashion, beauty and style - with a brain”, Elle’s online incarnation has
selected articles from the current print issue, a discussion forum and archived
features on fashion, catwalk trends, beauty and style.
Harper's Bazaar
http://www.harpersbazaar.com/
American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar’s website contains preview articles of
the latest print issue, as well as details on previous issues going back to August 2002.
Label France Magazine, Culture, Fashion
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/label_france/index/gb/arts-mode.html
Includes features on French designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Jean-Paul
Gaultier, and behind-the-scenes looks at France’s fashion industry.
Vogue.com
http://www.vogue.co.uk/
Contains information about fashion and beauty, from daily fashion and style news to
catwalk reports and photographs, a Who's Who of fashion designers and models, and
a celebrity gallery.
Fashion photography
Helmut Newton: Death of a Voyeur
http://www.culturecourt.com/B/LR/HelmutNewton.htm
Helmut Newton’s erotically-charged images blur fashion photography and fine art.
This useful introduction by Lawrence Russell is illustrated with key images from
Newton’s career.
Herb Ritts
http://www.herbritts.com/
The website of the Herb Ritts Foundation includes a gallery of Ritt’s most famous
images, a biography, an interview with Ritts and a list of exhibitions and publications.
Mario Testino
http://www.mariotestino.com/
This is the official website of fashion photographer
Mario Testino, known for his iconic portraits of Diana,
Princess of Wales and Madonna.
Rankin
http://www.rankin.co.uk/
This showcases leading fashion photographer Rankin
through key projects such as ‘One Dress’. There is
little text, but the large number of photographs gives a
http://www.rankin.co.uk/
real sense of Rankin’s work.
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Internet resources for fashion and beauty
SHOWstudio
http://www.showstudio.com/
SHOWstudio invites leading creators from the fields of design, film, new media and
fashion to collaborate on new work and transmit live events online, much of it
archived here.
Wolfgang Tillmans
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/tillmans/default.htm
Fashion-influenced photography that finds an edgy, unorthodox beauty in the world.
The exhibition ‘if one thing matters everything matters’ at Tate Britain included images
derived from his commercial fashion photoshoots.
Yevonde Portrait Archive
http://www.madameyevonde.com/
A biography of 1930's society photographer Madame Yevonde, from her experiments
with the pioneering Vivex colour process to her famous 'Goddess' series (in which
society beauties of the day were photographed as classical deities).
Footwear
BATA Shoe Museum
http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/
This Canadian website contains information on the museum’s five main collections -
North American Indian, Ethnological, Circumpolar, History of Western Fashion, and
Walk of Fame.
British Footwear Association
http://www.britfoot.com/
The representative body of UK suppliers of footwear. Their
website provides information on business news, consumer
information, statistics, FAQs and a list of footwear suppliers.
Footwear News
http://www.footwearnews.com/
An American weekly magazine for the footwear industry,
providing information on news and events. Past issues,
dating back to 1994, can be accessed on payment of a fee.
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery:
National Footwear Collection
http://www.northampton.gov.uk/museums
This website provides information about the gallery’s
collections, including a history of shoes, the ‘Followers of
Fashion’ permanent shoe gallery and the ‘Life and Sole
Platform clog, mule (c.1975).
Gallery’.
© London College of Fashion
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Textiles for fashion
Chinese Textiles from the Collections of the Field Museum, Chicago
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/anthropology/
anthro_sites/NEA/index.html
This website features Chinese Textiles dating back to the 18th century with image
galleries, maps and references.
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance
http://www.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/extreme_textiles/
This is the online companion to the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
exhibition, which showed how technical textiles are transforming fashion, medicine
and aerospace.
Smart Textiles for Intelligent Consumer Products
http://www.smartextiles.co.uk/
The Smart Textiles Network explores the future of textiles: ‘intelligent clothing’ where
textile design and information technology converge.
Textile Conservation Centre Research Projects
http://www.wsa.soton.ac.uk/textile-conservation-centre/
Research projects range from the examination of Reformation liturgical textiles to
cutting-edge technology in smart and techno-textiles.
Thirteen Weavers
http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?_IXDB_=vads&_IXSESSION_=x7mrdJ7I
Based on the Crafts Study Centre’s collection, this resource provides a guide to
prominent contemporary weavers, with biographies and an annotated database of
images of their work.
Whitworth Art Gallery, The
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth/
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester makes available online its outstanding
collection of textiles and decorated materials.
Trends and forecasting
Drapers: the Fashion Business Weekly
http://www.drapersonline.com/
The British weekly magazine that covers the fashion
market and provides the latest news, trend advice,
consumer insight, catwalk and exhibition coverage and
business information from the fashion industry.
Fashion Trendsetter
http://www.fashiontrendsetter.com/
An online fashion forecasting, trend reporting and
news e-zine, containing fashion, colour and style
www.drapersonline.com
information from the trade fairs and fashion shows.
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