Berg Fashion Library Updates with Extensive Content

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The premier fashion site adds 1000 images, 2 new lesson plans, 5 journal articles and 9 online exclusives.

© Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council

The second update of 2013 is now live on the Berg Fashion Library, and with it comes a wealth of exciting new content. With New York Fashion Week just around the corner, Berg refreshes with 470 images from a new image partner, the Bath Fashion Museum, 500 new images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2 new lesson plans, 5 new journal issues and 9 Online Exclusive articles.

The Berg Fashion Library is a indispensable online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.

The new content includes:

  • 9 Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online exclusive articles:
  •     Okpella, Jean Borgatti (Africa)
  •     Yoruba “Uniforms” (Asọ Ebì), Okechukwu Nwafor (Africa)
  •     Snapshot: Asọ Ebì and Fashion Magazines in Nigeria, Okechukwu Nwafor (Africa)
  •     Dress of the Virgin of the Rosary in Eighteenth-century Peru, Kelly Gage (Latin America and the Caribbean)
  •     Carnaval Costume in Brazil, Pravina Shukla (Latin America and the Caribbean)
  •     The Rituals and Metaphors of Dressing, Leopoldina Fortunati (Global Perspectives)
  •     Snapshot: Steampunk, Sandra Ley (Global Perspectives)
  •     Snapshot: Sonja Henie, Moira Harris (Global Perspectives)
  •     Figure Skating Dress and Costume, Moira Harris (Global Perspectives)
  • 500 new images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (batch 2 of 5)
  • 470 new images from the Bath Fashion Museum (batch 1 of 2)
  • 5 new journal issues for mutual subscribers: Fashion Theory 17:2; Fashion Theory 17:3; Fashion Practice 5:1; Textile 11:1; Textile 11:2
  • 2 new lesson plans: ‘Fashion and National Identity: An Intercultural Overview’ and ‘Costume and Costuming: A Brief View’

Image: Fashion Drawing of the front view of a below the knee, sleeveless robe du soir with a square cut neckline with wide shoulder straps gathered into it, a draped bodice with a natural waistline, and a skirt decorated with large puffs of fabric. One is placed on the back side waist and the other at the back side hip, which creates a large ruffle at the front of the dress. A pointed panel inserted at the left side waist seams gathered fabric to the skirt to fall to floor length. There is a pencil drawing of the back view on the bottom right.© Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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