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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 The designing, making, and marketing of expensive, fashionable clothes:‘the glamorous world of high fashion’[as modifier] ‘a high-fashion career’
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