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These are great places to start any Fashion-type research.
Fashion Research Starter Topics
Fashion is often differentiated from apparel in that it centers on haute couture and caters to an aristocratic and rarefied clientele, while the apparel industry is mainly dedicated to mass production and more attuned to practicality and salability than to fashion trends. There are numerous Research Starter articles related to fashion.
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The Berg Fasion LIbrary is a unique 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. Searches can be performed by time period, location and materials.
These general reference sources are a good place to do background reading or begin you research. For a complete list of databases, see the Digital Resources Alphabetical List.
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