About Bloomsbury Fashion Central
Bloomsbury Fashion Central is Bloomsbury Publishing's dynamic digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress. Content is peer reviewed by industry and academic experts and includes interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly eBooks, case studies, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world to create a rich educational resource.
Berg Fashion Library, Fashion Photography Archive, Fairchild Books Library, and Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases comprise Bloomsbury Fashion Central. These databases complement each other and offer enhanced content discoverability through a unified taxonomy, powerful search, and related content functionality. Read more about our databases below.
Berg Fashion LibraryWinner of the Dartmouth Medal, Berg Fashion Library is the leading resource for students and researchers of Fashion Studies. More than 13,000 color images, over 100 academic eBooks, an invaluable museum directory, a unique exhibition archive, reference works, and teaching resources are available to enrich and enliven studies across many disciplines.
Bloomsbury Fashion Business CasesWith cases from across the fashion industry, from design and sourcing to marketing and retail, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases will enable students to develop essential business skills required for the next generation of fashion industry professionals to set themselves up for success. Global in focus, cases will present real-world challenges facing the business of fashion around the world and across sectors, tackling important issues such as sustainability, technology, ethics, and leadership.
Fairchild Books LibraryAn essential resource covering the entire range of fashion education from the creative to corporate, Fairchild Books Library offers content that covers a full spectrum of topics in fashion including construction, draping, fashion business management, history, illustration, journalism, marketing, promotion, theory, pattern making, styling, product development, sustainable fashion, textiles, and more.
Fashion Photography ArchiveExperience the evolution of today’s most iconic designers with this unique educational resource. Curated by Editor-in-Chief Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT in New York, Fashion Photography Archive showcases rare images, international coverage, detailed metadata, exclusive academic articles, a timeline, lesson plans, and videos all designed to excite, engage, and inspire.