Fashion Dictionary

Not only from the colors, textures, prints and shapes is made the universe of fashion. A language and a vocabulary specific to summarize each new trend and translate what goes on inside and outside of the walkways. the following is a guide for you to navigate through the world of fashion, and do not feel excluded from the conversation.

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Based on the website, we have listed the following most commonly used fashion glossary.

Hype – The term in English means “to promote advertising using exaggerated” and “to create interest by means of methods extravagant or dramatic”. In fashion, hype is what, in Portuguese, is giving the talk. Is the subject of the moment.

Trendsetter – Who or what throws trends.

Style preppy – it Is practically the new name of the patricinhas and mauricinhos. Is associated to clothing and behavior of the young students who attend the traditional universities. Makes reference to the water sports of the elite, such as golf, tennis and horse-riding. the serial Gossip Girl reflects this style and helped to disseminate it. Polo shirts, sweaters, cardigãs, tailored pieces, accessories vintage, all used in original form defines the preppy.

Minimalism – refers to the visual more clean, with neutral colours and shapes, without too many details.

Tricot – the French word, which in Portuguese we write k refers to a knitted fabric interlaced done manually with the aid of needles, or to the machine, and usually used in the clothes of the cold.

Boho – Derives from the English word bohemian, or bohemian in Portuguese. Reflects a style unconventional, bohemian. And the bohemian symbolizes a life joyful and carefree, with little or no work. Also includes references to the roma.

Color Blocking – Mixing items of strong colors in the same production. Applies both to the clothes and the makeup.

Modeling – Execution of the mold or template in paper or fabric from which a piece of sewing will be played. After the clothing is ready, the term also serves to describe their shapes.

Caftan – Tunic larguinha which can be used as dress or blouse.

Haute couture – The term, in French, refers to the female parts unique, hand-made by the best professionals, under the measure, with the most noble fabrics and only in the city of Paris, France. Literally, means high fashion. And there is not a high-fashion out of the French capital. In the United States, for example, is used the expression high fashion and, in Italy, high fashion. In 1910, was created by the chambre syndicale de la Haute couture, a union body that regulates, defends, and defines who are the designers that really do high-fashion. Today, however, the expression became popular and is often used to refer to something of very high quality, but not necessarily haute couture.

Maison In French means house or commercial establishment. Maison Yves Saint Laurent, for example, is the shop, the brand. The term also acquired a more profound sense of something lasting, respected.

Pants Flare – Flare, in English, means “spread”. The pants flare “spreads”, extends, at the end of the leg. Is the pants bell mouth or paw of an elephant.

Fashionista – Who follows fashion and follows the trends.

Shape – Is the shape, the silhouette of the outfit. Can be a shape that is wider, more sequinho, adjusted to the body, modern or classic.

Utility – as the name says, makes reference to the clothes useful, more resistant, with several pockets.

Folk – with respect to folklore and tradition. In fashion, it means a mix of tissues more rustic, fringes and hand-embroidered items that refer to various ethnic groups.

Midi – length in which the bar of skirts or dresses is below the knee, in the height of the shin.

Cropped – In English, means to cut off, trim. Pants cropped are short, usually above the ankle, and differ from capri pants to be even more shortened.

Destroyed – the kind of wash very common in jeans. Similar to the estonagem, but uses more enzymes that erode the fi bra slightly, leaving the fabric with the appearance of destroyed.

Biker Boot – Boots with beak wide and low heel, inspired by the visual of the motorcyclists. The pipe can be long or short.

Birkin – Bag classic Hermès created for singer Jane Birkin.

Stylist – a Professional who works with stylist and help set the style and the concept of a parade.

Evasê – Which has the shape of an “a” wider at the bottom. The skirts evasê are fair in the waist and wider at the end.

Hi-lo – abbreviation of high and low, or high and low, in English. The look hi-lo mix styles opposites with expensive parts and a cheap, lightweight fabrics with heavy or sofi sticados the opposite to the simple.

Cool – referring to what is cool, cool, that is in fashion.

Vintage – antique Pieces or style that recall earlier decades.

The Hit – which is a success.

LBD – the acronym comes from the English little black dress. In Portuguese, it is the classic and basic little black dress.

Texture appearance of a fabric or a work done on it. Laces, embroideries, pleats and drapes are some examples.

Get the look – The term comes from English and, in translation, the idea is to “get the look” or “copy the look”.

Retro – new Part that refers to the productions of old

Animal Print Print of animals, such as leather, python, leopard, zebra and jaguar.

Resort – collection released before the runway shows of spring/ summer.

Camel – the color makes reference to the animal and to the landscapes of the desert. It is a beige close to the caramel, but lighter than the brown.

Boot cut pants with the legs adjusted to the body and slightly open the height of the calf down.

Clutch – small Purse or wallet to hand

Anabela – footwear with heel piece of the half of the sole to the heel. At the front of the shoe is lower than its previous part.

Tailoring – are clothes usually cut more masculine, but produced in both men and women. It also makes reference to the parts that are tailor-made by dressmakers or tailors.

Modeling column – Parts of straight lines, which follow the design of the body, without marking the waist.

Mary Jane shoe – Model with a lower heel and wide, with a rounded toe cap and the strap fastened at the ankle. Are of black lacquer, but in the current readings are other colors.

Boyish – Trend that takes pieces of the male wardrobe to the female universe.

Mix & Match – Mixing prints, colors and textures in harmony in the same look.

Ladylike – Visual, air-vintage and superfeminino. Have the waistline marked, ties, ruffles and floral prints, since that delicate. Hoop skirts, evasê and pencil with a belt in thin are the face of this style.

Plissê – sequence of fixed folds made of particular fabric.

Tuxedo – black tie traditionally composed of black pants with ribbon satin on the sides, jacket with lapels black fabric satin and a white shirt. May also be called the tuxedo.

Oxford – The shoe closed, and to tie in that the holes for the laces are made in the body of the shoe. The model has gained this name because he was popular among the students of the University of Oxford in England.

Ton sur Ton – French for tone on tone, or is, a union of different shades of the same color used one over the other, or the next.

Make – abbreviation for make-up (makeup). It is often use only to refer to the complement of the visual.

Ready-to-wear Or prêt-à-porter, are the collections ‘ready to use’, with parts designed for the day-to-day, unlike the high-fashion.