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Costume Studies

A guide to Costume Studies

Electronic Journals & Periodicals

Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture


An international and interdisciplinary forum for the rigorous critical analysis of cultural phenomena. Peer-reviewed articles range from foot-binding to fashion advertising.

Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture

Multifaceted view of textiles, particularly critical practices.  Discusses relationships between art and craft; cloth, body and architecture; identity and gender; technology and labour; techno-design and practice.  

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management

Journal encompass management and marketing in the garment manufacturing and retail sectors, rather than fibre or fabric topics.

Textile History

Journal articles cover social and cultural history, and issues regarding the preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of apparel and textiles.

Textile Research Journal

Covers research on technology, new concepts, and improved understanding of textile materials, processes, chemistry and systems.


Hard copy and online Research Journals

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal

Official publication of the International Textile & Apparel Association, Inc.

TS 1300 C54

Costume - Journal of The Costume Society

Primarily object-based, from a broad chronological period and with a worldwide scope, practice, theory, and social significance of dress.  Published by the UK based Costume Society.

GT 500 C6 Killam