Definition of high fashion in English:

high fashion

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Expensive, fashionable clothes produced by leading fashion houses:

    ‘this is about bringing high fashion to normal people’
    [as modifier] ‘high-fashion clothing for middle-class, urban women’
    • ‘H & M sells over 500 million items annually, attracting consumers with high fashion and low prices.’
    • ‘It concerns itself not with the high culture of Rome or the high fashion of Milan, but rather with the everyday life of the provincial Italian.’
    • ‘Today, it is the centre of eclectic high fashion and functional art, as well as an oasis of designer pubs, cafes and restaurants.’
    • ‘London is in the midst of its ‘Fashion Week,’ and designer Katharine Hamnett has once again brought politics to the world of high fashion.’
    • ‘French names like Chanel, Dior and Givenchy have long been synonymous with high fashion, just as American companies have been known for their management prowess.’
    1. 1.1 The designing, making, and marketing of expensive, fashionable clothes:
      ‘the glamorous world of high fashion’
      [as modifier] ‘a high-fashion career’