col·​or·​way | \ˈkə-lər-ˌwā \

Definition of colorway 

: a color or arrangement of colors fabric sold in a variety of colorways

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Damian Lillard is dropping three new colorways of his Dame 4 sneakers in collaboration with iconic Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape, also known as BAPE. Jarrel Harris,, "Midseason Sneaker Review: LeBron 15, New Signature Sneakers and All-Star Weekend," 14 Feb. 2018 The new 50/50 colorway visually splits the shoe down the middle: one half is rendered in black or grey, cream, and yellow, while the other side is an entirely different palette altogether, featuring red, turquoise, and beige, or tonal grays. Liz Raiss, GQ, "The Balenciaga Triple S Just Got Even Crazier," 20 June 2018 And in a twist that may as well moonlight as the detail of the season, the cool colorway coated her extended manicure. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Rihanna Just Debuted the Manicure of the Season," 6 June 2018 An extremely non-dress-code-compliant retro black polo colorway and matching shorts are exclusive to Palace. Samuel Hine, GQ, "Rebel Streetwear Brand Palace Has Crashed Wimbledon," 3 July 2018 The collection includes five styles in three colors — two types of bikini tops and bottoms and a one-piece in pale pink, deep wine, and classic black colorways. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "The New Ethical Swimwear We’re Buying in Every Color," 9 May 2018 Of all the colorways released with the Harden Vol 2's rollout, one in particular has a lot of meaning to Harden. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "How adidas created the Harden Vol. 2," 2 Mar. 2018 Some retailers are applying the discount to multiple colorways; others only have it for the base black model. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Sony discounts a bunch of PlayStation 4 things ahead of E3," 8 June 2018 Most of all, Athleta has the most interesting colorways and prints of any other brand in the mix. Indya Brown, The Cut, "The Best High-Waisted Leggings for Every Workout," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of colorway

1941, in the meaning defined above

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