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Fashion: Home

Vivienne Westwood, Cut, Slash & Pull dress, 1991 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Welcome to the Subject Guide for Fashion and Textiles. 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. 

The Materials Room

The Materials Room is home to the MDX special collections related to art and design. The Room is normally open during term time, Monday-Friday, 12 - 3 PM - although there may be teaching in the room, especially in the Autumn term. See below for weekly opening hours. You can find it in the Basement of the Sheppard Library, Hendon. Please contact us if you have any queries or would like to make an appointment for a time outsde the standard opening hours:

Image examples from recommended databases

Quick Links

Quick links to useful pages and resources.

The MDX Fashion Collection

Image of hat from Fashion Collection

The Fashion Collection is a collection of clothes, accessories, fabrics and haberdashery items which date from Victorian times to the present day. Some core garments, bags and hats are available to view in detail on Flickr.

You can visit 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

Browse the MDX Fashion collection

The Fashion Collection is made up of different parts, and you can find out more about them by using these links: