Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-3908-1 • Hardback • June 2017 • $184.00 • (£142.00)
978-1-4422-3909-8 • eBook • June 2017 • $166.00 • (£129.00)
Francesca Sterlacci is an accomplished fashion designer, author and educator. She founded her own fashion label, Francesca Sterlacci LTD, in New York City, chaired the fashion department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and in 2008, founded the first and largest online fashion design video lesson library in the world, University of Fashion (www.UniversityOfFashion.com).
Joanne Arbuckle is dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Art and Design. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. She is actively engaged as a national and international visiting accreditation evaluator for the association.
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix 1: Fashion Magazines, Periodicals, Newsletters and Blogs
Appendix 2: Trend and Forecasting Magazines & Services
Appendix 3 Trade Periodicals, Newsletters & Directories
Appendix 4: Trade Shows
Appendix 5: Major Trade Associations and Organizations
Appendix 6: Fashion & Textile Museums
Appendix 7: Top Fashion Schools
Appendix 8: Size Ranges
About the Authors
This book, part of the Historical Dictionaries of Professions and Industries series, is in its second edition. Given the fact that humans have been wearing clothing from their ancient beginnings, the chronology ranges from 50,000 B.C.E. (Cro-Magnons making clothes out of animal skins and plants) up to the present. The introduction focuses on the rise of the fashion industry in the 19th century, discussing various important trends and individuals. Each of the entries in the dictionary is concise, with bolded terms pointing to other entries and fully capitalized terms pointing to see also references. Eight appendixes provide information on fashion magazines and periodicals, trend and forecasting services, trade periodicals and newsletters, trade shows, major trade organizations and associations, fashion and textile museums, top fashion schools, and size ranges. The extensive bibliography has many subdivisions detailing resources in history, influences, designers and brands, business, and apparel categories. A good introductory reference work for K-12 and academic libraries.
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