Fashion Symposium from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University

This was an interesting discussion with three generation of the Missoni family–Rosita, Angela, and Margherita. They discuss how they worked together to maintain their success and creativity in their fashion work. Suzy Menkes, the International Vogue Editor of Conde Nast and Gladys Perint Palmer were moderators of this symposium.

Fashion Institute of Technology Future of Fashion Show and Blog

The FIT class of 2014 fashion show, The Future of Fashion, took place while many of use were attending the ARLIS conference in Washinton, DC. The following link provides access to a streaming video the of show, as well as access to student blogs cover their preparations for the big day.

I so enjoyed watching the SCAD show, that I wanted to share ours as well. For that matter, I suggest we start a list of school fashion shows?

Fashion designer Zac Posen to explore career, answer questions at SCAD Atlanta

May 21, 2:30pm
Atlanta GA
1600 Peachtree St.

Join Zac Posen for an in-depth, personal look at his career and get the opportunity to ask him questions about his work in this exclusive event.

Posen is known globally for his technical and artisanal craftsmanship, anatomical construction and textile manipulation. His daywear, suiting and eveningwear are infused with his bold sophistication, sexy femininity and distinctive glamour. Worn by leading women including Gwyneth Paltrow, First Lady Michelle Obama and Naomi Watts, Posen’s designs are staples on the red carpet.

Presented in conjunction with SCAD Seen Gala, this event is free and open to the public.

SCAD Fashion and Accessory Design Static Show

Savannah, GA
Pei Ling Chan Gallery
322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Thursday, May 15, 5 – 8 p.m.
Friday, May 16, noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, noon – 6 p.m.

If you happen to be visiting Savannah this weekend, check out the top creations of accessory design students and the curated standouts from the latest collections of fashion students.

The Fashion and Accessory Design Static Show is free and open to the public.


New Leaders for the Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians Special Interest Group!

Dear FTC SIG Colleagues:

Just over three years ago, I received ARLIS/NA Board approval to form the Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians’ Special Interest Group (FTC SIG).

We inaugurated our new SIG at the 2011 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference with a Postcards from the Edge Workshop on Fashion, Costume & Textile Librarianship. In the years since, we have organized, sponsored, and inspired several conference presentations and tours focused on our subject areas. We have formed and strengthened ties with FTC colleagues, and created stronger connections with FTC publishers from around the world.

It has been my distinct pleasure to lead our group and watch us evolve through these early years. We are now a 280-member strong international group of academic, public, museum, and corporate librarians. We are the sole professional forum for sharing ideas and information pertinent to fashion, textile & costume librarianship, and we’ve worked together to develop our knowledge and skills in areas such as reference, library instruction, and collection development.

Typically, ARLIS SIG leadership rotates annually among members. At our recent FTC SIG Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., I announced a call for new leadership. I’m thrilled to annouce that a group of highly qualified, dynamic, and enthusiastic librarians have volunteered to be our new leaders.

So, please join me in welcoming our new Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG leaders for 2014 – 2015:

FTC SIG Moderator:

Lauren MacDonald, MA, MLIS
Instructional Services Librarian
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415.703.9557

FTC SIG Vice-Moderator:

Carla-Mae Crookendale
Reference Librarian
Savannah College of Art and Design®
Jen Library, 201 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, GA 31401
T: 912.525.4724 – Fax: 912.525.4715

FTC SIG Blog Coordinators:

Helen Lane
Head of Research and Instructional Services FIT Library

Diana Harter
MLIS, BA in Humanities

I am confident that our new leaders will work collaboratively and creatively to develop our SIG and our blog, and that we’ll see some exciting new changes this year.

Thank you sincerely Lauren, Carla-Mae, Helen, and Diana. We’re very lucky to have you!

As for myself, I plan on remaining an active member of the FTC SIG. I’ll be posting regularly on our blog, and available to help our new leaders transition into their roles.

I sincerely thank you, our members, and our FTC publishers, for a wonderful and rewarding first-three years! I encourage you all to keep posting to the blog, publishing, presenting at conferences, and networking, so that our SIG will continue to grow and the field of FTC librarianship will gain further recognition for the unique and vital field that it is!


Sandra J. Ley
Fashion & Visual Arts Librarian
Pima Community College
2202 W. Anklam Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85709-0001
206-3015 /

Symposium: Modes of Modernity

Symposium: Modes of Modernity

MA students in FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies program are holding their annual symposium this Saturday, May 10 from 12-6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Schedule and additional information can be found on their blog