Friday, October 9, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ralph Lauren

Last week we heard the news that Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation (but will remain executive chairman and chief creative officer).  Come to the library to learn more about his timeless designs and how he built a brand and fashion empire!

Check out the Designer Reference Section behind the library front desk to look through books like:

by Ralph Lauren

by Lauren Cochrane

Or see all the books on Ralph Lauren in the library here!

Use the WWD Archive to find articles that show how he built successful business and brand.  Or Use the Vogue Archive to search for advertisements that showcase his classic American designs throughout the decades.

Posted on October 06, 2015 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October Display: Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来

The Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference is right around the corner. In honor of this year's fifth anniversary, we have dedicated our Library display to represent past and present presentation topics. We have featured several of presenters' publications. Some of these include:

Howard Vincent Kurtz
391.2 KUR

Glenda Bailey
779 BAI

Daniel James Cole and Nancy Diehl
391.009 COL

Be sure to register for the conference today!

Posted on September 29, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Attention Film Buffs!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has two (newer) databases to feed the your film buff souls. In the last year, we have added Mango Languages and Kanopy to our database collection.

Mango Languages features foreign films that also allow you to learn a language at the same time! They feature films from the following countries: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish (ESL), and Spanish (Latin America).

Kanopy offers a broad selection of streaming films, documentaries, and training videos. They continually update their offerings. Some of their most popular films & collections include: VideoFashion, Miss Representation, Metropolis, Grey Gardens, Before Stonewall, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

These two databases can be accessed from anywhere using the myLIM portal and your LIM College log-in information. Check them out today! 

Posted on September 28, 2015 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Adrian G. Marcuse Library & Ask-a-Librarian Closed Wednesday, September 23 and Friday, September 25

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and our Ask-A-Librarian service will be closed Wednesday, September 23 and Friday, September 25.

Also, Ask-a-Librarian will not be available on Thursday, September 24.

To view the Fall Hours for the Library click here

Monday, September 21, 2015

DIY Home Inspiration at the Library

So you’ve finally gotten settled into your dorm room or apartment, but once you have a tiny break from homework, internships, and jobs, you look around and realize—something’s missing.  Being a thrifty, creative, and unique LIM Student, you just know you won’t find anything in a store that will dress up your space the right way.  So you head to the Adrian G. Marcuse Library to get some great ideas for crafting projects to spruce things up:

Todd Oldham
747 OLD

Amy Sedaris
745.5 SED

Kate Albrecht
745.5 MR.K

Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller
640 HEN

And once you’ve made everything you need to make your living space perfect, start monetizing those skills:

Kari Chapin
745.50688 CHA

Don’t forget to browse through our magazine collection for design inspiration—it includes great interior design titles such as Elle Home, Martha Stewart Living, and Architectural Digest.

Posted on September 21, 2015 I Blog post by Rebecca Clark, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Young Designer Spotlight for NYFW

New York Fashion Week’s iconic Lincoln Center location has taken a shift to Chelsea and West Village, where many new and upcoming brands have made their debuts to the public. Among the few seasoned and famous names such as Calvin Klein, BCBG Max Azria, and Tommy Hilfiger, come through a patch of newcomers who are taking the reins on Spring/Summer 2016 trends. Some of the brands have been on the sidelines of the public eye for a while, but with a push for focusing energies on what new talent exists, these labels have been able to build a larger following.

Some of the interesting brands which have hit the stage include Novis, Ohne Titel, and O’2nd Offical. These New York (Novis and Ohne) and Korea (O’2nd) based design labels have deconstructed the idea that the fashion industry is at its core a production dominated by major retailers. Season trends from the new designers include bold prints and colors, asymmetrical silhouettes, and futuristic touches. It’s interesting to see how new designers approach their material as opposed to established brands. Brands such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have already their brand image and target market to the point that any new designs put out on the runway need to still speak to the consumer. Novis, Ohne, and O’2nd have the luxury of being able to experiment with their looks since they have less of an appeal in traditional retail settings and appeal to a more refined group of consumers. See below for some of their looks for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.

*Material about NYFW and information on new designers can be found in the WWD articles located in the newspaper section of the Adrian G. Marcuse Library. Be sure to browse through a copy today!*



Ohne Titel

Posted on September 16, 2015 I Blog post by Thomas Goonan (student worker of the LIM College Library)