fast fashion

noun

Definition of fast fashion

  1. :  an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing fashions that emphasizes making fashion trends quickly and cheaply available to consumers For many shoppers, Primark has an irresistible offer: trendy clothes at astonishingly low prices. The result is a new and even faster kind of fast fashion, which encourages consumers to buy heaps of items, discard them after a few wears and then come back for another batch of new outfits. — The Economist Competition is fierce at every end of the fashion spectrum from luxury to fast fashion. — Nedra Rhone In 1985, we bought roughly 31 clothing items per year; now [in 2012] we snap up twice that many thanks to “fast fashion.” — Azeen Ghorayshi —usually hyphenated when used before another noun fast-fashion chains/retailers

First Known Use of fast fashion

1977


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