|Origin:||façon, from Latin factio 'act of making', from facere 'to do, make'|
1 [singular, uncountable]
something that is popular or thought to be good at a particular time
the fashion for 'discovery methods' of learning
The emerging science of photography was already changing fashions in art.
Eastern religions used to be the fashion in the 60s.
His ideas are coming back into fashion (=they are becoming popular again).
Their music will never go out of fashion (=stop being fashionable).
Self-help books are all the fashion (=they are very fashionable).
2 [countable, uncountable]
a style of clothes, hair etc that is popular at a particular time:
They sold the latest fashions from Europe (=the most recent fashions).
The 1960s space-age look influenced both men's and women's fashions.
Hats are in fashion again this year (=they are fashionable).
Grey is out of fashion now (=it is no longer fashionable).
extreme designs which will go out of fashion as quickly as they came in (=stop being fashionable)
Fur coats were considered to be the height of fashion (=were thought to be very fashionable).
Teenage girls are very fashion conscious (=they are very concerned about wearing the latest fashions).
the business or study of making and selling clothes, shoes etc in new and changing styles:
a leading fashion magazine
the fall fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
She used to be one of the world's top fashion models .
fashion photographer Richard Avedon
The dark-eyed Italian is set to take the fashion world by storm (=become very successful in the world of fashion).
She hopes to find work in the fashion industry (=all the companies and people who are involved in fashion).
the London College of Fashion
in a particular way:
Please leave the building in an orderly fashion.
Perhaps they could sit down and discuss things in a civilised fashion.
She will be working out her problems in her own fashion (=in the way that she usually does this).
not very much, not very well, or not very effectively:
'Can you speak Russian?' 'After a fashion.'
in a style that is typical of a particular person:
Her early work is very much after the fashion of Picasso and Braque.
use this to emphasize that someone does something a lot or uses a lot of something:
Danny's been spending money like it's going out of fashion.