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Fashion and Textiles: Welcome

On-campus library services during Covid-19

Covid -19: Online Resources

 This is a list of resources online which you may find helpful while access to the campus is limited.

Library Search is very useful for finding ebooks and online journal articles, but don't forget there are specialist art & design databases too.

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

There is a catalogue of the Key Pieces lending collection available to download from the file below.

Welcome to the Library Video


Image of costume from Met

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.

Fashion Collection: How to View

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

Covid-19: Web Resources

Textile image from The MetMetropolitan Museum of Art

During this Covid-19 lockdown, web resources can offer alternative sources of information, while it's not possible to access physical resources. This is a page giving lots of websites which may be useful. If you find any others you think should be included, please email me.

New Books

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Some new books in the Sheppard Library on fashion and textiles

Quick Links

These are links to useful Middlesex websites.


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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.