Helen Taylor Lane
Fashion Institute of Technology
C&RL News (2018; 79.9)
From the Introduction
What follows is a list of free (some freemium) resources that support quality research in the fashion industries. The business of fashion combines an understanding of markets, aesthetic trends, international trade, and consumer behavior. I have organized the resources into the following categories: fashion industry news, starting a business, runway coverage, trend forecasting and retail analytics, and organizations and sourcing.
What you won’t find on this list are general business resources, some top-notch fashion blogs that are too shopping-oriented, and resources dealing with garment construction or with the history of clothing and dress.
Resources are organized into the following sections:
- Fashion Industry News
- Starting a Business
- Runway Coverage
- Trend Forecasting and Retail Analytics
- Organizations and Sourcing
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