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What content is available in Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive?

Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive has been created in partnership with YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP (YNAP), bringing over 3,000 highly valuable videos from the YNAP Runway Archive Collection to the educational market for the first time. The archive contains shows from 460 designers, comprising 1,200 hours of video footage from 1979 to 2002. 

The video footage in the archive is accompanied by scholarly articles, specially commissioned by Valerie Steele, editor-in-chief of the resource. Aimed at students, the articles cover key collections in the archive, the evolution of trends over time, the work of individual designers, and surveys of trends, important shows, and designers across a specific year or a decade.

Find out more about the content on Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive.

Is the content included in Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive available elsewhere online?

The YNAP Runway Archive Collection includes large amounts of rare fashion show footage pre-dating the rise of digital formats, and is available to the educational market exclusively through Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive.

All article content is exclusive to the platform.

Does the resource cover fashion shows across countries?

The resource primarily covers shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris.

What time period is covered?

The resource includes fashion shows from 1979 to 2003.

Will the resource be updated?

Yes. Updates will occur twice a year, adding 25,000 words of new articles to the archive. There are currently no plans to add additional videos.

Please note that all 3,000 videos on the archive will be available from Spring 2020.

Who is the resource for?

Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive is primarily aimed at students and researchers of fashion studies, fashion design, cultural studies and other related courses; it may also be of interest to museums and other cultural heritage institutions developing fashion, cultural or historical exhibitions. 

With powerful functionality and pedagogical resources, the archive is also an invaluable asset for instructors, and has been designed to ensure it can easily be integrated with teaching.