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Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Bloomsbury Fashion Central

The dynamic digital hub for interdisciplinary teaching and research in fashion and dress.

Interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, case studies, scholarly eBooks, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world join together to create a rich educational resource. 

Bloomsbury Fashion Central is home to the award-winning Berg Fashion Library,  Fashion Photography Archive, and Fairchild Books Library.


Content Highlights

The following products are available on the Bloomsbury Fashion Central platform, and each is available separately:

  • Berg Fashion Library
    The leading source of information on dress and fashion worldwide, and updated at least three times a year, the Berg Fashion Library offers access to an expanding range of essential resources. These include the landmark 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, 90+ Berg ebooks, reference resources, 13,000 color images and many other special features. Available by annual subscription to institutions worldwide.
    See what’s in the Berg Fashion Library

  • Fashion Photography Archive
    From haute couture to street style, the Fashion Photography Archive offers exclusive access to over 150,000 images, all copyright-cleared for educational use. An additional 100,000 images will be available by Spring 2017, and further updates (including 50,000 images each) will be released until 750,000 images are live. The resource also includes a wide range of multimedia resources which provide context and analysis. Available for purchase or by annual subscription to institutions worldwide.

  • Fairchild Books Library (Available outside North America only)
    The Fairchild Books Library offers cross-searchable access to over 130 Fairchild Books textbooks plus multimedia teaching and learning resources which have been specially developed to complement each title. Available by annual subscription to institutions outside North America.
    See what’s in Fairchild Books Library

  • Fairchild Books Store 
    Students in North America can rent or purchase Fairchild Books’ eBooks, buy print textbooks, access ancillary materials, through the online store. New online STUDIOs are specially developed to complement our textbooks with rich media content that students can adapt to their visual learning styles.


  • The specially-developed taxonomy used across Bloomsbury Fashion Central products makes it quick and easy for users to find the information they need.
  • Search results can be filtered by a wide range of specialist options including garment or accessory type, textiles and materials (e.g. colors, finishes, patterns), the fashion industry (e.g. fashion media, marketing, trend forecasting), organizations (e.g. design houses, fashion magazines), people (e.g. designers, models), and themes (e.g. subculture, power dressing, maternity wear)
  • Advanced search options include image title, image designer, museum collection as well as book or chapter title, author and bibliographic details
  • Zoom in on images to get a close-up view

How to Use

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