Contemporary Fashion Web Sites


Apparel Search

Apparel Search is a directory for all things related to the apparal industry directory including fashion careers, trade shows, textiles, apparel associations, fashion blogs and a lot more.

 fashion net

For info on contemporary fashion, provides web pages in English, Spanish and Japanese. This web site offers links to designers, fashion labels, magazines, blogs, books and more. Some sites may require subscription or sign-ups. also links to modeling agencies, architectural firms, art sites and other art/design related topics. 

 Fashion School Review

Besides information on fashion schools, this site also has helpful articles on careers in fashion design, merchandising and other areas of the industry. 

 Fashion Showroom

Users can view photos by city, season, or subject.

 Fashion Trendsetter

According to their website, “Fashion Trendsetter is an online fashion and color forecasting, trend reporting and news e-zine which serves up-to-date fashion information from the major trade fairs, trend reports and fashion forecasts.” is a social network for those interested in fashion or involved in the fashion industry. There are blogs including ones on clothing & accessories, fashion shows, trends, hair & beauty and the fashion industry.


firstVIEW is an online fashion photo archive. Most useful for students are the free Collections that can be viewed by users. An expensive subscription is needed to access the complete site. There is also a calendar of events.


Fashion Infomat covers the fashion business including trend forecasting, career information, designer biographies, retail buyers, trade events and marketing. There is a searchable database for fashion info.

Olena: Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine

OLENA magazine was founded in 2007 as a global online publication to highlight to young fashion talents (designers, photographers, models, stylists, makeup artists, etc.) The magazine publishes materials in English, German and Russian., the "online home of Vogue", highlights current fashion trends.


Stylelist offers videos and photos of fashion trends, hairstyles, and makeup along with celebrity gossip. No information on the publisher of this site.

Trends in Japan

Trends in Japan tracks fashion and street style as well as travel, sci-tech, life-style, and pop culture in Japan.


TrendStop, the Online Trend Book for Fashion Professionals, offers photos and analysis in over 30 categories such as street sport and jeans, knitwear, street style, color, materials, catwalks, etc. Categories are divided by Menswear and Womenswear. Subscriptions are expensive, but users can register for free trend alerts.


This British Vogue website gives you current fashion trends searchable by season, designer and article of clothing.

 *Try ipl2. Web sites are selected, organized and described by a team of librarians funded by the state of California.  Search for fashion, "fashion industry", costume, or any other keywords you think are appropriate.  Also, remember this web site when you need to research other topics on the Internet! *


Trade Shows

 Cosmoworlds: Fashion Weeks-Trade Fairs-Industry News

Cosmoworlds features pages on design for industry professionals who can locate information on global trends, trade show, fairs and trade data. Cosmoworlds is a resource for professionals in fashion, interior design, new media and entertainment.


EXPOFIL, the website for the trade show presenting the latest trends in yarns and fibers.


Italtrade, the Made In Italy official portal, covers all types of Italian manufacturing companies, not just fashion related businesses. Users can find trade fairs in Italy, the Made in Italy Business Directory and much more.


Interstoff offers information on the Texworld fabric trade shows.


PeruModa is the portal for the international trade show of the Peruvian fashion industry.

 PremiereVision : the World's Premiere Fabric Show 

This French website provides information for people and press in the fashion industry interested in this large exhibition specializing in fabrics. There are English and French versions of the pages.

 TMC Fashion Square

This website gives information on exhibitors in the Textile and Mode Center, Zurich. In German.


The European Appeal and Textile Confederation represents manufacturers from 23 different European nations.


More Web Sites from Renee Young 

  Cotton Incorporated

The official site for America's Cotton Producers and Importers, including news, research, and other resources. 



Elle magazine includes news on current and upcoming trends, as well as health, beauty, and pop culture information. 


A collection of fashion related links. 



An online trend forecasting and consulting company. A subscription based service.   

 Fashion Wire Daily

"The first word in fashion." News site focusing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment. 


Online fashion magazine. Includes tips, style Advice, trends, and runway news. 

Graffiti Online

A fashion-forward clothing store website. 

 Harper’s Bazaar

Website version of the long-running print magazine. Includes sections on shopping, fashion ideas, and beauty.


InStyle magazine's website includes information on fashion, celebrities, shopping, beauty, and current designers. 


Japanese Streets

Magazine on Japanese street fashion and street culture. Includes a great number of photos and links to items for purchase.


Links to the GQ Magazine website. Includes information on fashion, style, news, and entertainment for men. 


Online luxury fashion retailer. 


New York Magazine

New York Magazine's site includes sections on fashion, shopping, and entertainment for New York City.

 The Style Council

Service specializing in trend forecasting and textile design.


Fashion trend forecast report and news service. Also includes coverage of key European trade shows.


Womens Wear Daily is a daily online newspaper which covers international fashion topics. Includes archives of past issues.