A Lesson in Fashion Terminology

It’s that time of year again, where New York’s Lincoln Center transforms itself for Fashion Week. If you enjoy watching and discussing this biannual event, then there’s no doubt that you have committed a few fashion vocab words to memory. However, it does help to brush up on the terminology from time to time, especially when it comes to new fashions. So here are a few terms you should know to make following the spring shows all the more interesting:

IKAT: A dyeing technique in which a pattern is applied to thread before it is woven into fabric.

Box Pleats: A flat double-pleat with raised sections between two opposite-facing creases.

Shirred: Decorative gathered fabric controlled by a seam.

Dolman Sleeve: A sleeve set into a very low armhole that creates the effect of a rounded shoulder.

To see more fashion terms, visit Vogue.

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