Berg Fashion Library

Schiaparelli Image

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This is the start of an irregular series which looks to highlight some of the resources in our collection. First up is Berg Fashion Library, a portal created by the Fashion & Textile publisher Berg which provides online access to most of their books and journals.  Here you can find material on anything from ballroom gowns to Icelandic knits.

The BFL also has an image bank which enables you to search across over 7000 images of costume and dress ranging from the historical to the contemporary.  These are taken from the image collections of a number of museums including the V&A, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMu Fashion Museum, Belgium.

If you’d like to take a look, go to (remember to log into the VPN first if you’re off-campus).