fashionfash‧ion1 /ˈfæʃən/ ●●●S3W2 noun1[countable, uncountable]FASHIONABLE something that is popular or thought to be good at a particular timefashion forthe fashion for ‘discovery methods’ of learningfashion inThe emerging science of photography was already changing fashions in art.in fashionBright colours are in fashion this summer.out of fashionTheir music will never go out of fashion.His ideas are coming back into fashion (=they are becoming popular again).Eastern religions used to be the fashion in the 60s.Self-help books are all the fashion (=they are very fashionable). Grammar ✗ Don’t say: on fashion2[countable, uncountable]FASHIONABLE a style of clothes, hair etc that is popular at a particular timeYoung people are very concerned with fashion.The store has all the latest fashions.3[uncountable]DCCBB the business or study of making and selling clothes, shoes etc in new and changing stylesmagazines about fashion and beautythe London College of Fashion4 →in a ... fashion5 →after a fashion6 →after the fashion of somebody7 →like it’s going out of fashion → parrot fashionat parrot1(2)COLLOCATIONSphrasesbe in fashionBelted jackets are in fashion this winter.be out of fashionFlared trousers were out of fashion in the 1980s.go out of fashion (=stop being fashionable)Long evening dresses are going out of fashion.come back into fashion (=become fashionable again)Short skirts are coming back into fashion this year.be the height of fashion (=be very fashionable)With her short dress and high boots she was the height of fashion.keep up with fashion (=make sure that you know about the most recent fashions)Lucy likes to keep up with the latest fashions.fashion-conscious (=very interested in the latest fashions, and always wanting to wear fashionable clothes)Fashion-conscious people can’t get enough of these new designs.adjectivesthe latest fashionThey sell all the latest fashions.men’s/women’s fashionsMen’s fashions have not changed much in 50 years.fashion + NOUNthe fashion industryLondon is the centre of the British fashion industry.the fashion worldSmall women are often overlooked by the fashion world.a fashion showCalvin Klein’s fashion show featured suits and sportswear.a fashion modelFashion models are usually very tall.a fashion designerHer favourite fashion designers include Giorgio Armani and Gianfranco Ferre.fashion designHe went to St Martin’s School of Art to study fashion design.a fashion house (=a company that produces new and expensive styles of clothes)fashion houses such as Armani and Hugo Bossa fashion magazineShe’s the editor of a leading fashion magazine.fashion photographya book of Lang’s fashion photography a fashion photographerLater he worked as a fashion photographer for Vogue.a fashion shoot (=an occasion when photographs are taken of fashion models)She was asked to star with top model Naomi Campbell in a fashion shoot.a fashion shopWe walked around Milan’s famous fashion shops.COMMON ERRORS ► Don’t say ‘the last fashion’. Say the latest fashion.THESAURUSfashion noun [countable, uncountable] a style of clothes, hair, behaviour etc that is fashionable. Fashion is also used as an uncountablenoun, when talking about all of these styles in generalthe latest fashions from Donna Karanchanging fashions in popular musicI’m not interested in fashion.vogue noun [singular, uncountable] if there is a vogue for something, or it is in vogue, it is fashionable. Voguesounds more formal and typical of the language that more educated speakers use than fashionthe current vogue for realistic animated filmsThere was a vogue for cream furniture in the 1920s.His pictures are very much in vogue these days.trend noun [countable] a way of doing something or a way of thinking that is becoming fashionable or popularThe magazine focuses on the latest trends in contemporary design.The trend is for people to wait longer to marry and have children. craze/fad noun [countable] informal a fashion, activity, type of music etc that suddenly becomes very popular, but only remains popular for a short time – often used about things that you think are rather sillya new fitness crazethe current fad for bare white walls and uncomfortable-looking metal furniture I’m sure it’s just a passing fad (=something that will soon stop being fashionable).fad dietssomething is all the rage formal used when saying that something is very popular and fashionable for a short timeThe game was all the rage at her school.
fashion• The man had fashioned a turban from a strip of torncloth.• Taxes and the budget are obvioustopics as Republicans fashion an economic agenda for the nationalconvention.• All three combined to fashion an equaliser, of course.• Our attitudes to politics are fashioned by the media.• When the rains came, they huddled under umbrellas and makeshifttents and donned ponchos or raincoatsfashioned from plasticgarbagebags.• To fashionpatterns of light into such weapons.• Two million years ago our ancestors began to fashionstone tools.• Few coffin-makers had the talent to fashion such an item, so an order would have gone out to a localplumber.fashion something into something• As a boy, he had fashioned pieces of wood intohomemadebaseballbats.-fashion-fashion /fæʃən/ suffix [in adverbs]WAY/MANNERlike something, or in the way that a particular group of people does somethingThey ate Indian-fashion, using their fingers.From Longman Business Dictionaryfashionfash‧ion1 /ˈfæʃən/ noun1[countable, uncountable] a way of doing something or behaving that is popular at a particular timefashion forHow do you explain the current fashion for takeovers?Good design will never go out of fashion (=become unfashionable).Big companies seem to be in fashion (=acceptable and popular) again.2MANUFACTURING [uncountable] the business of making and selling clothes, shoes etc in new and changing stylesEmma wants to work in the fashion industry.leading fashion designers3[countable, uncountable] a style of clothes or hair that is popular at a particular timeWe sell only the latest fashions.Long skirts are back in fashion. (=are in fashion again after a period of time when they were not)fashionfashion2 verb [transitive]journalism to produce somethingHouston has fashioned a substantial economic recovery.The two sides have been unable to fashion a compromise.→ See Verb table