Magazine of the Week

Welcome back, everyone!

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Welcome back, everybody! It’s a lovely summer day here in NYC, but fall is coming! This week we wanted to let you all know of a big title change coming our way. The popular series Collezioni Close-Up has a new publisher and several new names.

All of the titles that used to be known as Collezioni Close-Up Man or Collezioni Close-Up Woman are now either Fashion Focus Man or Fashion Focus Women. The list of classifications that will be published for women, under the new title, includes:



Fashion Focus Women:

Bags, Beachwear, Bijoux, Outerwear, Evening & Cocktail, Jeans & Sportswear, Knitwear, Leather & Fur, Print & Embroidery, Shoes, and Skirt & Pants.

We are just receiving the first issues of these titles, and they will be processed and available to all by early August.



Fashion Focus Man:

Bags & Accessories, Denim & Street, Formal, Knitwear, Outerwear, Shirt, and Shoes. I wrote about these titles as last week’s Mag of the Week.

Fashion Focus Kids will be the only childrenswear title published now.



All of the Close-Up Runway titles for both men and women will now be Fashion Gallery: “City”. For women, these titles cover Paris, Milan, London, and New York.

A complete listing of all the Collezioni Close-Up titles that we have, plus all the new Fashion Focus and Fashion Galleries titles can be found in the PERS Research Guide to Forecasting and Trends.



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The new publisher has stopped publishing the following Close-Up classifications/titles:

Accessories: Women, Fashion Textile: Women, Leather & Fur: Men, Runway Berlin, and Runway Bridal.





All of these new titles will live at the PERS desk on the 6th floor in the library, as did their Close-Up predecessors. Come up and take a look!

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Magazine of the Week

Hi, everyone! Glorious 4th to you and yours!

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This week, in honor of men’s fashion week in NYC, we are highlighting the Fashion Focus menswear titles. You used to know these as the Collezioni Close Up set. Recently, however, a new publisher bought the series and changed its name to Fashion Focus.

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I’ve posted above the cover of the new menswear runway shows edition, which is called Fashion Gallery. This provides the same sort of runway coverage and trendspotting as the old Close Up titles did. Usually the images are arranged by designer and city. We posted this because the fall menswear shows are nearly here. To the left, some looks from Gucci.


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Most of the old Close Up titles have transferred into the new title. This includes Fashion Focus Bags & Accessories: Man, Fashion Focus Denim & Street: Man, Fashion Focus Formal: Man,Fashion Focus Knitwear: Man, Fashion Focus Outerwear: Man, Fashion Focus Outerwear: Man, Fashion Focus Shirt: Man, and Fashion Focus Shoes: Man. The first issue of each of these titles has arrived, so you can request them at the PERS desk when you next come in!


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These titles are all published twice a year, in response to the runway shows of seasonal collections. We purchase these through one of our international magazine sources, OPR, Magazine Cafe, or Around the World.





If you can’t remember the list of all the new Fashion Focus and Fashion Gallery titles, we have it on the Periodicals Research Guide:


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Magazine of the Week

Hi, everyone!

In honor of Pride month, we show off this cool title:

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This title, published in San Francisco, is officially called DotFourTwoNine. It’s published 5 times a year, and was begun in 2013. The title is an old LBGT code for “gay”, based on the letters G-A-Y on the phone dial. Founded by and aimed at LBGT professionals, the primary goal of this title is to inspire confidence and provide professional inspiration and advice for members of the LGBT community.

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The publishers’ intention is to encourage professional and creative ambitions among the community by publicizing trailblazers in the entertainment, arts, political, and tech arenas. Their secondary goal is to promote professional networking as well. Both print and website address finances, leisure activities, design, and everything entertainment. Layouts include coverage of the art scene, films, poetry, painting, fashion, and photography.



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The magazine itself reflects the most current publishing trends. Some sections are printed on matte paper with light, minimalist typefaces, and watercolor header illustrations (e.g. the page above) Other articles are printed on glossy paper, and feature lush, hyper-real photographs of art, or fashion, or the celebrity under discussion. Whimsical illustrations abound. Most of the ads are designer menswear, cologne, and “men’s” accessories. The articles address a range of artists and celebrities, both past and present, and provide an interesting window into current pop culture.


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Come take a look!

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