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New books


We have a range of current & historical periodicals (magazines) to support your studies in fashion & textiles. Not all of them are online so come & browse the collection on the first floor of the library.

Current periodical issues are on the ground floor.

Fashion & Textiles Print Periodicals

Periodical Picks

Cover of Vogue UK

Vogue UK

Vogue UK has articles written by the world's leading fashion journalists, complimented by visuals from top class photographers, illustrators, fashion designers, stylists and models.


A trends periodical in physical format. Current issue is on the ground floor; back copies are on the 1st Floor. 

Cover of Selvedge


A great mag for textiles with articles on the cultural meanings of textiles around the world. One of our faves here in the library. UoB lecturers are frequent contributors. 

Textile History

Research articles on textile history and the cultural and social history of apparel and textiles, as well as issues arising from the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of historic textiles or clothing. 

Collezioni Donna

Trends on the catwalk. Hard copy periodical. Current issue on ground floor. Previous copies on 1st floor.

Fashion Theory

Research articles on fashion & dress history (ejournal). Probably our fave periodical here in the library. The quality of the research in here is second to none but it is very readable. 

Cover of The Face

The Face

Pop music magazine from 80s, but great for fashion too. On 1st floor of the library in the bound periodicals section.

Cover of i-D magazine

I-D: fashion magazine

Great for 80s/90s street fashion. On 1st floor of the library in the bound periodicals section.