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Fashion Design: Getting Started

A Subject Guide for the School of Fashion

Fashion Design Research at the AAU Library

Welcome to the Academy of Art Library guide for research on Fashion Design. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and other topical and collection-related information. Please use the informational tabs to find resources in different information categories. If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, please contact Vesna Lerotic, the School of Fashion subject librarian.

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Interlibrary Loan with Link+

Link+ is a union catalog of over 7 million contributed holdings from participating libraries in California and Nevada. AAU students, faculty and staff can electronically request items not available at the AAU Library and have them delivered for check out. Link+ may be accessed directly at or by clicking the Search Link+ button on the library’s search pages. Link+ items will arrive at the AAU Library in 2 to 4 days and an email message will be sent letting you know they have arrived. The loan period for books is 21 days, with one 21-day renewal. There is no charge to request or borrow Link+ items.


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Materials Library

The Academy of Art University has partnered with Material ConneXion to establish a custom library of material samples. The collection provides students and faculty the opportunity to have an interactive experience with physical material samples that are paired with an online database that provides comprehensive information on the featured material as well as other materials in the same category. 

The physical materials library is housed adjacent to the AAU Library on the 6th Floor of 180 New Montgomery. It is in room 600, across the elevator lobby from the main entrance to the library. 

To access the Materials ConneXion online database, click here.

2018 Academy of Art Fashion Show

For more AAU fashion shows, click here.

Subject Librarian

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Vesna Lerotic
180 New Montgomery St.
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Reference Help

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Do you have a reference question, but can't make it to the library to talk to a librarian? Submit your question here and one of our librarians will get back to you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. During business hours you can give us a call at 415-618-3842 to speak to a librarian.

If you would like individual research help, you can also use the Ask a Librarian link above to schedule an appointment with a librarian for a research consultation. You can meet with a librarian in person, online, or on the phone.

This service is available to currently enrolled Academy of Art University students and faculty only.