You must be aware folks that over the years and centuries, we have lived with fashion. The word FASHION connotes the way of living of each one of us, whether young or old or tiny tots. Fashion is what we visualize, it is the inner feeling of every human being to present oneself as per their thinking. We see, we hear & we live fashion. Every human being is aware of appearing as the occasion demands. Fashion is in the mode of living, for instance, in building constructions or otherwise, decorations, apparels, all breathe one word “Fashion”.
Fashion leads the world and it will continue to do so through centuries. Time keeps changing and so also ‘fashion’, and along with fashion changes the words used to address the fashionable approach. By now you all would be aware about the frills in the blouse, the pleats in the skirt or the hem edges at your yoke……but these words are not enough to gear up your report card of FASHION. So we have plucked some terms that you can find all over the catwalks, to help you put your fashion report up next time you watch a show….!!
The most daring of experimentals, innovation of original and unconventional designs, techniques or ideas. It refers to people who are ahead of time. In fashion sense, the radical or experimental collection of clothes, the daring to showcase something unconventional is Avant Garde. Designer Alexander Mcqueen designs has renowned for pushing the boundaries in fashion.
Fad are always interesting to watch. This is the trend that is quickly accepted, sometimes quickly obsolete. It is often inclined to be extreme, gimmicky and not suitable to all kind of personalities. A fad can be the forerunner of fashion to come, like kaftans which appeared in flattering street length versions, thus bringing this shape into broader scope. Thus fad is a short lived fashion.
> FASHION WEEK
Fashion week is the most waited event of fashion industry, where fashion designers, fashion houses or big brands showcase their latest collection on the runway. It usually lasts for a week. Fashion week has been the prominent platform for many designers to showcase their ideas. There are many fashion weeks taking place in India as well as abroad, the current one is Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai which is talk of the town. Fashion Week are a must watch for all the designers to be, it is filled with ideas, trends, joy and experiments for life.
You all would have heard this word on social media, or at the runways, or from your designer friend. But what is it? Haute Couture, in simple words, is a high end designing house. It is a french word where, Haute means high end and Couture stands for dress making, so it is a high end dress making house. The garments constructed here are totally hand made, customize with highest quality of fabric used and are expensive too. Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Givenchy are amongst the Haute Couture designers or Haute couturier.
In fashion terminology, knock off means a copy design of a higher priced garment. Knockoffs are a tricky thing in fashion. Some of your favorite designers are likely to have been victims of copycats and downright design thieves at some point. Instagram is flooded with such knock off designs of big designers such as Sabyasachi, selling the exact copy at cheap rates.
This again is a French word meaning Ready to wear. It is the term for factory made clothing, sold in finished condition in standardised sizes as distinct from made to measure or bespoke clothing. In casual use it is referred to as off the rack or off the peg collection. The garments sold by high rated brands available to use readily in standard sizes as nothing but pret-a-porter.
No, we are not talking about the seasons a year witness but the season a fashion year witnesses. Basically fashion industry has two main seasons, the spring or the summer and autumn or the winter. The collection which is launched in particular season has been designed by keeping the requirement of the fabric in that season and are named as Fall collection or Autumn/winter collection.Spring/summer season starts from january and runs till june and the second half of the year is governed by autumn/winter season.
The basic outline of the garment is known as silhouette. It can emphasize or alter a body shape to give the desired illusions. Different dress silhouettes are designed to flatter the different body types as well as meet the dress code for different events. In fashion, the three basic silhouette forms the basis for all clothing and are considered long run fashion.
A producer’s or designer’s complete collection of samples, brought into a store for a limited time to show customers. The selection from which style numbers can be ordered in their shape and size and color. The famous, The Trunk Show in Mumbai, brings together an exclusive ensemble of some of the most edgy and sought after young designers who are care fully handpicked from all over India, a must visit.
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