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Welcome to the Guide for Fashion Design and Merchandising! I've pulled together a selection of resources that I hope will prove helpful for your research papers and projects.
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    Fashion Industry News

    • New York Magazine Online: Fashion Section is the official website for New York Magazine. "It's a must-read for New Yorkers who want to know what’s new in the city." (quote from the web site)
    • New York Times: Fashion & Style Section: On the Runway
      "On the Runway provides fashion-related news and commentary, from the latest runway shows and street trends to an inside look into the design process. Cathy Horyn, the fashion critic of The Times, leads the way. Contributors include Eric Wilson, Ruth La Ferla, Guy Trebay, Stephanie Rosenbloom, Simone Oliver and others." (from the web site)

    • The Business of Fashion
      BoF "has gained a global following as an essential daily resource for fashion creatives, executives and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries...includes a network of writers and fashion insiders in style capitals around the world." (from the web site)
    • WWD Online
      "For 100 years, Women's Wear Daily (WWD), a property of Fairchild Fashion Media, has been the daily media of record - and THE industry voice of authority - for senior executives in the global women's and men's fashion, retail and beauty communities and the consumer media that cover the market." (from the website)


     WELCOME to the guide for Fashion Design and Merchandising...

    I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for information on Fashion Design and Merchandising. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback  from students and faculty.

    I am available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research.

    Diane Sybeldon
    Librarian Liaison for Fashion Design and Merchandising


    Apparel and Textile Industry News

    • Apparel
      Does not include links to premium subscription content.
      Apparel is an online business journal for the US apparel and textile industry.It includes graphical displays of current trends, statistics, business cycles, etc. A great web site!
    • Sourcing Journal
      Does not include links to premium subscription content.
      "Sourcing Journal is a global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods executives working on the supply chain side of the business. We provide daily updates on news changing the industry, commentary and opinion from industry experts." (from their web site)

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