2.06 Recognize current fashion trends
A style or design that continues to be popular over an
extended period of time even though fashion changes.
Classics remain in fashion year after year.
Examples: blazers, denim blue jeans, and penny loafers
Hue; a vision sensation, element of design, the most
important factor when a retailer sells garments.
Specific elements (collar, sleeves, shoulder treatments) within
a silhouette that provide form or shape.
A temporary, passing fashion that has great appeal to many
people for a short period of time.
Technical name for color; name given to a color, such as red
or yellow, that distinguishes one color from another
A group of styles and designs that are produced and sold as a set of
new selections for a given season.
The overall form or outline of an outfit or clothing style.
The way a surface looks and feels, including garments and
*Snake Skin *Crocodile Skin
Decorative materials such as buttons, laces, and braids that are
added to enhance the design.
A knitting pattern of varicolored, diamond-shaped areas on a solid
A durable cut-pile fabric with vertical ribs usually made of cotton.
A soft woven cloth of wool, or a blend of wool and cotton or
synthetics used in undergarments and sleepwear.
A pattern consisting of rows of short, slanted parallel lines with the
direction of the slant alternating row by row; used in masonry,
parquetry, embroidery, and weaving.
A woven fabric design of continuous broken checks or four-pointed
stars so named because it resembles the jagged teeth of a hound;
also called four-and-four check.
A smooth, light-weight knit used for dresses, skirts,
sportswear, and underwear.
A brocaded fabric woven with metallic threads, often silver or gold.
Fabric made with yarn from the long silky hair of the Angora goat.
* Both the hat and dress are made entirely out of mohair
Cloth with a pattern consisting of stripes of various widths and colors
crossed at right angles against a solid background.
A sturdy fabric made from wool or wool blends in a plain or twill
weave with a nubby surface; used for jackets, suits, skirts, coats,
Magazines, newspapers, books, and websites about what is current
in a specific industry.
Examples: Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), Visual Merchandising &
Store Design (VM & SD)
Fashion magazines, books, and websites that help consumers keep abreast
of what is happening in fashion news. Consumer publications are broken
down into several categories: males, females, and teenage readers.
Males: GQ, Details, CODE
Females: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Essence,
Glamour, In Style, O
Teenagers: Teen, Seventeen, YM, Teen Vogue
Additional vocabulary words
Fashion: Styles that are accepted and used by
a particular group of people at a given time.
Garment: An article of wearing apparel such as
a dress, suit, coat, evening gown, or sweater.
Style: A design, shape, or type of apparel item
distinguished by the particular characteristics
that make it unique; basic characteristics or
distinguishing features of a garment.
Additional vocabulary words continued
Trend: The direction of movement of
public acceptance of color, texture, and
silhouette in fashion.
Market Week: The scheduled period of
time during which producers officially
introudce their new lines of merchandise
and retail buyers shop the various lines.