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Fashion and Textiles: Welcome

New Books

Click here for new books in the Sheppard Library on fashion and textiles

Wednesday drop-ins

Support with research and writing for students of Art & Design, and Media & Performing Arts

is available DURING TERM-TIME at the GROVE ATRIUM 
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Just turn up and bring your questions about:

  • Research for studio projects and essays
  • Academic writing and language
  • Referencing
  • Special Collections


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Welcome to this subject guide for fashion and textiles resources. This guide gives you information on finding books in the library, journals relevant to your subject and other resources such as new acquisitions, websites and databases.

Quick Links

Fashion Collection

The Fashion Collection is a collection of clothes, accessories, fabrics and haberdashery items which date from Victorian times to the present day.

You can view the Collection in the Materials Room, and some key classic garments are available for loan. These include:

  • A Burberry coat
  • Black motorcycle jacket
  • Levis 501 jeans
  • Dickies suit

There is a catalogue of the Key Pieces lending collection available to download here.


Image: Jessie Lynn McMains

We have a new and exciting collection of zines available to browse in the Materials Room. These range from some of the earliest punk titles like Sniffin' Glue to lots of new examples in many shapes and sizes.