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 The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly Professional Association of Custom Clothiers) has approximately 400 members across the United States and Canada. Currently there are thirteen local chapters which meet on a regular basis

Bissonnette on Costume
A Visual Dictionary of Fashion, Kent State University Museum. You can search this site by using a Geographic Search, a Time Search, or a Subject Search.

Center for Pattern Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Our mission here is to recognize the skill of pattern designing, to educate and provide research for professional development and to explore contemporary applications.

The Costume Page
Links related to the study of Costume and Costume History

The Costumer's Manifesto
Links related to Western Costume History, by period.  With links to Patterns, Specialty and Ethnic costumes, and more.

Footwear of the Middle Ages
An ongoing examination of the history and development of Footwear and Shoemaking Techniques up to the end of the sixteenth century

Kent State University - Fashion Resources: Clothing & Costume
Compendium of useful links for the student of fashion and costume. 

The Sassy SEWer                                                                                                                                                                                    The Sassy SEWer is a creative, spacious and relaxing place where seamsters meet to create and learn to sew.


ABI/Inform Global

ABI/INFORM Global™ is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. It includes in-depth coverage for over 3,730 publications, with more than 2,670 available in full text.

Academic Search Ultimate

Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.


Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content.


OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.


Digital Dissertations

This database is the an authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities

Fashion Information

Fashion Center New York City  
The Fashion Center BID promotes New York City’s Apparel Industry

Fashion Group International
Organization of Fashion, Apparel, Accessories, Beauty and Home Industries Professionals

First View
International Fashion magazine with Fashion Show Photos from around the world
Note: Fashion from the past year as well as clothing currently in stores may be viewed at no charge.  A subscription is required to view next year's collections or the archive of past years.

Made in Italy
Italian Fashion, Food, Wine, Shopping, and Travel

Milan Fashion Shows
Images from Milan Fashion Shows

Office of Textiles and Apparel                                                                                                                                              

VIDCAT-- Fashion Shows                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VIDCAT is a New York based video production and distribution company specializing in professional quality fashion and beauty videos for TV broadcast , online syndication and DVD  production

Vogue encyclo [Italian Vogue]
Fashion & costume: designers, photography, cinema, people, mania, bloggers, fabrics, architecture: A to Z


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