BA Fashion

Meet your Librarian – Jenny Williams

About Jenny

Jenny Williams is the Subject Librarian responsible for Architecture, Fashion, FCP, FMB, Textile Design and Interior Design. She studied Contemporary Crafts and Ceramics up to MA Level and Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University.

How Can I Help You?

You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!

I work all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@nualibrary) for times and dates.

E-Book Collections

Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.

Useful E-Book Collections for BA Fashion:

Fashion (O'Reilly)

BA FashionMA Fashion

Fashion (Proquest)

BA FashionMA Fashion
Print Books


Fashion books are held at Dewey Decimal number 761.

With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks. They are broken down into more specific subject areas like this:

    Useful Sources of Information

    Reading lists

    The below lists include sources you may find useful when studying for your units. ‘Required’ resources are essential to the unit and we strongly advise you use them. ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further’ sources are all available via the Library and are suggested to help you with your research for this unit. Don’t forget, you can find a lot more than is listed here by searching the Library online.

    Online Resources

    As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.

    Useful Online Resources for BA Fashion:

    Trends and Market Data
    Access: On and Off-campus

    Business of Fashion

    BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessMA Fashion

    Business of Fashion is a daily resource for fashion creatives delivering fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies and global brands that are making their mark on the industry at a time of unprecedented change.

    As a student you can create a complimentary BoF account, please follow the below steps to activate your membership:

    1. Register for a BoF account first, using any email of your choosing.
    2. Once an account has been created, you will need to activate your student membership here by entering your academic email address.
    3. Once entered, you will receive a confirmation to your email, click ‘Confirm’ to activate your membership.


    Short videos on how to register for and use BoF are available on the VLE

    *Please note that BoF Insights Reports are not included in this membership.

    Trends and Market Data
    Access: On and Off-campus


    BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessMA Fashion

    From website:

    Drapers has been the leading authority on fashion retailing in the UK since 6 August 1887.

    We provide industry news, insightful analysis, commentary and key data, as well as a growing portfolio of face-to-face networking opportunities.

    From the rise of digital to challenges around sustainability and changing consumer habits, this dynamic industry has undergone many changes over the years. What remains throughout though, is the creativity and passion of those that work within it.

    At Drapers we strive to educate, inspire and connect the newcomers and leaders alike in this innovative sector. Our readers trust us to deliver high-quality, independent journalism that helps them to remain competitive in today’s challenging and fast-changing trading environment.

    Trends and Market Data
    Access: On and Off-campus


    BA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA Textile DesignBA VFXMA ArchitectureMA Communication DesignMA FashionMA Moving Image and SoundMA Textile Design

    Statista offers over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources, available immediately in easy to use graphs you can use in your own reports and presentations. Statista includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics.

    A video guide to using Statista is available on the VLE.

    Trends and Market Data
    Access: On and Off-campus


    BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Interior Design

    WGSN is an online trend-analysis and industry research service for the fashion design and retail, and interiors industries. You can also link to their separate database, WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, using the menu at the top of the screen.

    To use WGSN off-campus you need to log in using your NUA email address, by clicking on the button in the top right corner. You will be asked to verify your email and username on the NUA page. After this you will be directed back to WGSN logged in.

    Please note: you may only access this resource for the purposes of individual, educational study. Reports, images and overall content are for information purposes only and must not be shared or distributed across social media or any external platforms. Never share your username and password with anyone else, or provide information from the resource to a third party.

    A video guide to accessing and using WGSN is available on the VLE


    Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.

    Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:

    • They are up to date.
    • Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
    • Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.


    Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
    To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.

    Selected BA Fashion publications:

    Access: On and Off-campus
    Availability: In Print and Online
    Status: Current


    BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessMA Fashion

    Drapers is your key to the UK fashion business. Every week, Drapers features the finest news, trends, catwalks, top fashion jobs, exclusive sales data and insightful viewpoints. Access online content via and set up your account using your NUA email address.

    Access: On-Campus
    Availability: In Print and Online
    Status: Current

    Ecotextile News

    BA FashionBA Textile Design

    Ecotextile News, the environmental magazine for the global supply chain. It provides expert comment and news stories on environmental and social compliance in the global textile supply chain, an influential voice among retailers, brands and influences the buying decisions of key international companies on how they can – and should – source textiles and clothing in their supply chains. Online content is only accessible on campus.

    Access: On-Campus
    Availability: In Print
    Status: Current


    BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Textile DesignMA FashionMA Textile Design

    View Magazine is the trend forecast for the respectively four upcoming seasons concerning colours, materials, design and styling for women’s, men’s and children’s wear, including street and retail reports, reports on merchandising, as well as analysis of consumer behaviour and its influence on fabric and fashion trends. Previously know as Textiles View.

    Access: On-Campus
    Availability: In Print
    Status: Current

    Vogue (UK)

    BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessMA Fashion

    The most famous fashion magazine in the world.

    Access: On-Campus
    Availability: In Print

    Viewpoint Colour

    BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Textile DesignMA FashionMA Textile Design

    Viewpoint Colour, created by View Publications in collaboration with FranklinTill Associates, is a unique magazine devoted to colour. Catering to all colour conscious industries, the magazine provides visual inspiration, direction and a global perspective on colour from the world’s leading colour experts.

    Research Reports

    Research Reports

    Take a look at previously submitted NUA Research Reports for Fashion.


      Useful Fashion websites

      • VADS online
      • VADS : the online resource for visual arts

        VADS comprises over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning and research in the UK. It includes the following websites:

      • London College of Fashion College Archive

        The London College of Fashion College Archive is a collection of historical materials which chronicle the history of the College from its origins as two early needle trade schools up until the 1970's.

      • London College of Fashion Cordwainers Shoe Collection

        The shoe collection, of around 650 items, was built up by Cordwainers College as a teaching aid and it consists mainly of women's shoes with some men's and a few children's, the majority being British "fashion" footwear with some orthopaedic, some prize and exhibition work, lasts and shoemaker's tools and some ethnic footwear. A number of the items are unfinished, or cut to show technical details, and others show alterations or repairs. The shoes cover the period from 1780-1990s and include examples produced by important makers.

      • London College of Fashion Gala Archive

        The archive consists of eight volumes of editorial publicity cuttings, dating from 1939 to 1952, along with three volumes of advertising and point of sale product photographs, assorted loose photographs and other ephemera.

      • London College of Fashion Paper Patterns

        The London College of Fashion's Paper Patterns collection has accumulated over the years until it numbers some 800 dating from the 1920s to the present day.

      • London College of Fashion Victor Stiebel Archive

        The London College of Fashion Victor Stiebel Archive includes three sketch books: Sketch Book of 1960-1961, Sketch Book of 1962 and 1963, and Victor Stiebel Ground Floor Collections 1961-1963.

      • London College of Fashion Woolmark Archive

        This archive has 2,000 or so black and white photographs dating from the 1940's through to the early 1980's and capturing both the fashion of the time and the style of photography. The press releases, which in some cases are still attached to the photographs, give additional information about the garments, designers/manufacturers, the photographer and any points of interest reflecting the promotional style and language of the time.

      • Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection

        The Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection provides unique open online access to images of 500 of the designer's iconic garments, for use in learning, teaching, and research. These designs were selected out of thousands of garments in the private archive of Zandra Rhodes, and cover her entire creative career from the late 1960s to the present day, with particular focus on her landmark collections of the 1970s and 1980s.

      • Fashion weeks
      • London

        London Fashion Week takes place twice a year in February and September, showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers.

      • Berlin

        Twice a year, Berlin becomes an international stage for fashion and lifestyle. At the Berlin Fashion Week, fashion-lovers, buyers, trade visitors and media representatives meet for shows and awards.

      • Milan

        Milan Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan, Italy.

      • New York

        New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, and the general public.

      • Paris

        Paris Fashion Week is a series of designer presentations held biannually in Paris, France with spring/summer and autumn/winter events held each year