Winner of the Dartmouth Medal, the Berg Fashion Library features over 17,000 images, 100 eBooks, and 800 in-depth articles. In addition, it contains an invaluable museum directory, a unique exhibition archive, reference works, and teaching resources to enrich and enliven studies. Covering a wide range of subject areas across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, it provides fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world and throughout history.

The covers of all ten volumes of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, presented at a jaunty angle.

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion

All ten volumes of the encyclopedia are included in the Berg Fashion Library. Discover the ancient trading relationships and migrations in Volume 1: Africa, the symbolic significance of textiles in Volume 4: South Asia and Southeast Asia, and the contrast between ethnic and urban dress in Volume 9:  East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus. With over 2,000 fantastic images contained across the volumes and more than 800 in-depth articles, the encyclopedia is a phenomenal resource for exploring fashion across cultures and throughout history.

The covers of a number of eBooks included in the Berg Fashion Library, presented at a jaunty angle.

Over 200 academic eBooks & reference works

In addition to the Berg Encyclopedia, the Berg Fashion Collection also includes the A-Z of Fashion and The Dictionary of Fashion History, alongside eBooks that cover both classic and modern fashion writing.  With everything from Italian renaissance fashion to zero waste fashion, you can be sure your students are accessing content that is applicable to whatever they’re working on. Examples of books included are: Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England, Dressed in Fiction, Fashioning London: Clothing and the Modern Metropolis, Silhouettes of the Soul, and Weaving Europe, Crafting the Museum.

A range of images taken from those included in the Berg Fashion Library, presented at a jaunty angle.

17,000+ high-quality colour images

The Berg Fasional Library contains access to thousands of images, including those from museum exhibitions at institutions such as the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Mode Museum. Alongside this, partners such as the Commercial Pattern Archive have made pattern images available for students to peruse. All together, this gives them a huge range of images to pull from when completing schoolwork, home study, and projects.