high fashion


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boutiques that sell high fashion to the very wealthy

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Boutiques like Mohawk General Store and Union Los Angeles (both run by ex-New Yorkers) have long peddled a curious blend of Japanese brands and European high fashion. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Los Angeles Is a Fashion Wasteland. Can One Store Change That?," 5 Nov. 2018 Arriving separately, both Kate and Naomi opted for some high fashion looks for the wedding. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell Make an Unexpected Appearance at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Maydi After years of working in the fashion industry in Milan and Paris, Maria A. Zolezzi (aka Maydi) returned to her native Argentina and launched a free trade-high fashion knitwear label out of her home. Allie Lazar, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Shops in Buenos Aires," 23 May 2018 Is Kors overpaying for one of the glitziest names in high fashion? Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Why Instagram’s co-founders are leaving," 25 Sep. 2018 Raised by a single mother, McGrath made her way up the ranks of high fashion — with no formal makeup or fashion training — to become the most celebrated makeup artist in the world. Michelle Lee, Allure, "Editor's Letter: How Women Reshaped the Beauty Industry in 2018," 17 Sep. 2018 Probably just the whole streetwear aspect, combining high fashion and streetwear. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "10 Virgil Abloh Fans Share Their Hopes for His Louis Vuitton Debut," 21 June 2018 Hill suggests that this type of design practice and aesthetic started filtering into high fashion via the nonmaterialistic hippies of the ’60s who dressed in vintage and DIY ensembles. Vogue, "“Fashion Unraveled,” a New Exhibition at FIT, Delights in Deconstruction and Revels in the Repurposed," 30 May 2018 That’s definitely in stark contrast to high fashion. David Gelles, New York Times, "Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix on Building Diverse Teams," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of high fashion

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of high fashion was in 1870

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English Language Learners Definition of high fashion

: the newest fashions that are usually bought by only a small number of people

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