Fashion Industry Terms

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Unit 4 Fashion Design

Fad

A short lived fashion that becomes suddenly extremely popular, remains for a short period of time, and fades quickly.

Fashion

Preferences shared by a large number of people for a particular style that lasts a relatively short time, and then replaced by another style.

Fashion Babies

Dolls made of wood, wax or fabric that as early as the 14th century, served as a means for sending examples of current fashions to places.

Classic

apparel made in a style likely to remain in style for a long time

Trend

A direction of movement in which styles, colors, fabrics and designs are moving.

Avant-garde

wild or daring fashion that is unconventional or ahead of its time.

Retro

a fashion reminiscent of the past (20-25 years ago)

Croquis

French term used to describe a rough sketch.

Couture

French term for the business in which original apparel designs are created by designers and the items are manufactured in the couture house using exceptionally fine sewing.

Haute Couture

The name for the high fashion designer industry of France; high fashion, individually designed, original garments.

Flat sketch

drawings of clothing without a human figure.

Mood Board

formal statement of your concept and intentions through pictures and scraps.

Presentation Board

Professional method used to visually display a design concept.

Attire

clothing

Vintage

clothes and accessories from the past retouched and sold in stores

Ready to wear

clothing produced in factories to standardized measurements

Collection

clothing and accessories offered to customers during a particular season

Pret-a-porter

french term meaning ready to wear

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