Fashion lingo is something of a minefield for most of us. Unless your name is Anna Wintour how can you be expected to know what a ‘chunky palladium boot’ is supposed to look like?
If you find it difficult to understand some of the words commonly used within the fashion industry, you surely will have fun playing with this random fashion text generator!
My fav lexicographer Erin McKean (that I had the pleasure to interview) interviewed by the fashion blog: The Fashionspot, gives her take on how bloggers are affecting everyday jargon, whether "arm party" might ever make it into a legitimate dictionary.
In the interview, Erin provides some of the main features of fashion lingo:
- The use of the fashion singular "They're showing a great pastel stingray-leather shoe for spring" or "This designer has a way with a pant that other designers can only envy."
- Overuse of the superlative everything is amazing, superb, fantastic, gorgeous, fabulous, delightful.
Full interview available on Fashion Jargon - A tFS Interview with Wordsmith Erin McKean