Repost: Unique Evening Gowns Created from Vintage Book Covers

Unique Evening Gowns Created from Vintage Book Covers

“… one of the most impressive outfits by Facon was crafted from the spines of old books, a project made in collaboration with costume designer Morgane E. Grosdemang.  The fascinating “dress book” gave life to old books left forgotten on shelves. Its popularity was intense enough to be put on display in the La Grand Librairie in Arras, France and make a grand online tour with over 9,000 views.”


Fashion Styling Text Book Rec?

Hi all,

Would you kindly share what text book your program is using for a Fashion Styling course?  We’re considering new options.

Thanks very much!

Sandra Ley, Fashion & Visual Arts Librarian

Pima Community College


“Clothes made from a data-storing fabric will remember pass codes for you”

“A team from the University of Washington has now developed fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries. ‘You can think of the fabric as a hard disk—you’re actually doing this data storage on the clothes you’re wearing,’ Shyam Gollakota, one of the researchers on the team, told UW News.”

Full story:

Data Storage and Interaction Using Magnetized Fabric

WEBINAR: More Than Just Art: Discover Artstor’s Fashion and Costume Collections

“Want to improve your presentation skills using Artstor images? Ever wanted to share your local image collections more widely? Curious about how The Artstor Digital Library’s collections can be used to teach beyond art? Read on!  Find more webinars at or email us to find a time suitable for your schedule (including international times).”

WEBINAR:  More Than Just Art: Discover Artstor’s Fashion and Costume Collections

DATE:  April 18, 2017

TIME:  11:00 AM EST;  8:00 AM MST

6 E. 32ND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10016

Excuse cross-posting: The ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines

Greetings FTC SIG members!

The following important message was sent on the ARLIS/NA list.  The ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines needs to be updated and right now is the time to help.

PLEASE review the fashion information competencies (pp. 19, 29, & 36) sections and make suggestions for updates and improvements!!!

Things to think about:  What information resources must your fashion design students be familiar with in order to succeed in their studies and professions?  Their assignments?  Trend forecasting databases?  Trade journals?  Social media tools?  Is there anything in the current document that isn’t relevant?

Please respond ASAP.   Many libraries are required to demonstrate teaching effectiveness with general and subject-specific Student Learning Outcomes; this competencies list provides outcomes for us all.

Thank you!




The Research & Information Services Section (RISS) is considering revising and updating the 2006 ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines. Provided that the Information Competencies were created ten years ago, how might they be updated to reflect the current research environments?

A small working group of authors of the report and RISS members are exploring answers to this question. We welcome your feedback on how you are using this professional document.

This informal survey will only take a few minutes to complete and your comments will greatly assist us.

Many thanks,
Amanda Meeks, RISS Moderator
Alyssa Vincent, RISS Vice Moderator
Jane Carlin
Alan Michelson
Shannon Marie Robinson


Shannon Marie Robinson
Liaison Librarian, Media Arts & Design, Drexel University
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