Fashion dictionary part II: terms and words you must know in this medium
We continue to gather terms and words related to the world of fashion. And thus, we better understand all those words that sometimes seem complex to us because we do not know their meaning.
Let´s remember that many of these technicalities have been created in other countries. And their use is as is in their original language, which can be confusing. But if you translate them, you could not identify them, or their meaning would not be the same.
Let’s continue with this second part by defining the most used terms in the fashion industry and thus better understanding it.
Fashion: fashion, trend.
Fashion blogger: a person who is dedicated to writing about fashion issues.
Fashion victim: It refers to a person addicted to fashion and the latest trends.
Fashionista: fashion fanatic who always wears or looks for the latest trends in the field.
Flip-flops: or Hawaiian footwear, is an uncovered shoe tied to the foot only by two straps that pass between the fingers.
Fitting: means to try and refers to the test that designers do on the models of the pieces or clothes that will walk on a catwalk.
Folk: It refers to a style related to bohemian or hippie fashion. One in which materials such as leather, fur, tribal prints, colors, and earth have a leading role. All without being too careful in the details.
Foulard: A scarf you wear in the neck area, usually of soft fabric, most likely silk.
Fourreau: garment, customarily dressed, that fits completely to the figure.
Front-row: refers to the first row arranged in a fashion show. They are unique and select places reserved and occupied by famous people and the best clients of the brand.
Fur collar: skin arranged in a long drape to cover the shoulders and protect them from the cold or as an accessory.
Glamor: something that has charm, elegance, or sophistication.
Glam-rock: is the relationship between the sophisticated and trendy in the world of rock. It is a style in which clothes with an air of rockers, make-up, and striking and extravagant hairstyles predominate.
Glitter: Shiny. Garments, accessories, or makeup with the presence of glitter, glitter, and appliqués that simulate stones.
Grungy: it is a careless style when dressing. It means disheveled or messy.
Halter: It is a type of neckline that leaves the arms, shoulders, and back uncovered and held on to the neck.
Haute Couture: According to its translation from French, it means high fashion. And is used to refer to garments tailored for a person. And made with high-quality materials and excellent finishes, associated with great designers.
Hippy-chic: It is the hippie fashion that we speak of in the term folk. But taking care of the details and wearing a neat style and look. It is an elegant and chic kind of hippie.
Hipster: It is a fashion trend that takes influences from music and cinema. It mixes retro and vintage to apply it to fashion and clothing.
Hot pants: They are very short pants and are tight to the body, specifically to the hip area.
In: It means inside, and this word refers to the latest trends in fashion that are hot and people are wearing, or that everyone is talking about.
Inside out: It is a movement that seeks to promote reading each garment’s labels. To know where it has been manufactured.
It Girl: It refers to girls who, without being a model or working in that field, lend themselves to serve as models for some brands and at particular times. It is not something constant or repetitive.
Interlock: A type of plain, double knit fabric that looks the same on both sides.
Jacquard: It is a type of printed fabric containing repeated geometric figures.
Jegging: It’s a mix between jeans and leggings. It is a very tight pant with fabric similar to jeans in its appearance but high spandex content.
Jogger: It is a type of pants which is a mix of tracksuit and baggy pants. People recognize it for being a sporty style.
Jumpsuit: It is a one-piece garment made up of pants and a top all together.
Kitten-heel: It is a very low heel, approximately 2 to 5 cm high.
LDL: acronyms that refer to Little Black Dress and thus call the garment above popularized in the 1920s by designer Coco Chanel and in force to date.
Lookbook: catalog with images of clothes that are trending at the moment.
Lycra: synthetic fabric, whose main characteristic is its elasticity, used mainly to make sports clothing.
Wait for us in a third blog and continue learning more words and becoming a fashion expert with Fashion Trends.