Part of SAIC’s network of Special Collections, the FRC is a unique hybrid research center and hands on learning collection. It brings together print materials, objects, garments, accessories and film to provide an immersive research environment focused on topics related to fashion and garment construction.
FRC Book & Lookbook Collection
The Fashion Resource Center is home to a comprehensive collection of books and print materials exploring the intersection of fashion with diverse topics and disciplines such as art, performance, sociology, history, polistics, identity and gender. Our print collection also includes an extensive selection of designer lookbooks dating from the mid-’80s to the present. Although our print collection is non-circulating, you can request scans of books and other print materials by emailing FRC@saic.edu. Follow the directions below to search the collection off campus:
FRC Garment/Accessories Collection
The Fashion Resource Center Garment/Accessories Collection provides a catalog of the FRC’s garments and accessories, with descriptive data and multiple images of each item. The database is a work in progress, with new records being added on a consistent basis, to ultimately represent the full breadth of the FRC’s 2000+ collection. Follow the directions below to access the collection off campus:
This gif depicts going to the Joan Flash Artists' Book Collection, but the directions below outline the similar steps to access FRC materials.
The FRC offers the following services to faculty and students remotely:
Any and all questions about the Fashion Resource Center, its digital collections, or its remote services can be directed to: FRC@saic.edu