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Fashion Resources: New York

Students from Kent State University's Fashion School have the opportunity to study in New York City for a semester. To find out more about this opportunity, go to the school's New York Fashion Studio page.

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This webportal provides many links to help guide you through NYC. Review the menu on the left side of the page to find walking tours and read restaurant, museum and shopping reviews as well as finding links to discount Broadway tickets.

The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material culture "committed to studying the cultural history of the material world." Visitors can view images for the Center's changing exhibits galleries. Many of these exhibits focus on clothing and textile history.

An ever-changing links site, City Search connects to online Yellow Pages and many brief articles. A “Today in New York” section provides reviews of popular businesses and locations.

The Cooper-Hewitt Museum is the "is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design." Visitors can view select items in the museum's collection and may go to the Exhibition link to examine online components of current and past exhibitions.

This online magazine reports daily on popular culture and media gossip and claims to be “compulsory reading for New York editors and reporters.” Visitors may access archived past issues.

Visitors can examine online collections, review the events, film and exhibit schedules and even shop online in the museum’s famous design store.

New York magazine features extensive on-line fashion resources including news articles, blogs, and an events calendar as well as topical videos and slideshows. Street style is highlighted in the well-known Look Book link which features photographic portraits and brief interviews with stylish New Yorkers. Click on the Shows, Designers or Models links and search alphabetically to bring up helpful profile information as well as runway photographs.

This webportal provides site searching by topic and location as well as links to events, Broadway shows, arts and attractions and more. Pull down menus allow visitors to access maps, editorial and user reviews, get directions and view sample itineraries.

This webportal provides links to NYC government resources. Follow links to find lists of elected officials and information and services for residents, businesses and visitors.

Review the tabs to find links to hotels, dining, shopping and nightlife or view the homepage calendar. Visitors can click on the NYC Essentials tab to find neighborhood tours and print custom maps.

Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags is an HBO documentary which examines the rise and fall of the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry with a particular focus on the history of Manhattan's garment district. Visitors to HBO's information page about the film can find links to a number of resources including an online exhibit on the famed Triangle Shirtwaist Fire as well as a short interview with the film's directors. An interesting 'featurette' link provides a short movie on the current Save the Garment Center movement.

Superfuture 4.0 offers “urban cartography for global shopping experts” with maps and reviews of thousands of businesses in major cities worldwide. Follow the New York link under the Supercities tab to find maps of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. Each interactive map allows viewers to click on stores, museums, clubs and restaurants in order to bring up addresses, reviews and contact information.

This blog promotes its alternative coverage of the New York fashion scene. The archives allow visitors to access all past reports as well.

The Fashion Center Business Improvement District is a nonprofit corporation which promotes New York City's apparel industry. The website includes a map of the district, a list of fashion-related events by month, as well as an economic report for the area.

Examine Collection Highlights to view 50 items from the Institute's permanent collection. Follow the Features and Exhibition link to find descriptions and sample images from past exhibitions, and look at special topics relating to costumes for a series of essays on more than 20 topics including designers and specific aspects of costume history.

The Museum at FIT supports the educational programs of the Fashion Institute of Technology and "celebrates fashion and textiles as. . .expressions of creativity, knowledge, and identity." Follow the Exhibits link to find information on future, past and current exhibits, some of which are also available as online exhibits. Explore the Online Collections link, which features photographs and information about a number of objects in the museum. Online collections can be searched by keyword or by browsing a topical gallery.