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Inside the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles

Where do you look for inspiration? If you’re in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles dating from the 1750s to the present that is held across two venues, in New York’s Hudson Valley and central London. A new book by Phaidon takes readers inside its many treasures, while we have a rummage through the shelves

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CR November: The Fashion Issue

Our November 2016 issue features Community Clothing founder Patrick Grant and a look inside the Design Library pattern archive, while we also talk to Uniqlo’s John C Jay and meet the co-founders of Finery London. Plus fashion on film and type