Definition of fashion house in US English:

fashion house

noun

  • A company specializing in the design and sale of high-fashion clothing and accessories.

    ‘world-renowned fashion house Louis Vuitton’
    • ‘A good news story has been the revival of the Italian fashion house Valentino.’
    • ‘By building one of the hottest fashion houses, he has gained considerable clout.’
    • ‘Fashion houses start eyeing fabric trends well before the next season starts.’
    • ‘'She was like any other model,' says a designer at a French fashion house.’
    • ‘Luxury items were in demand and Paris fashion houses were booming.’
    • ‘The resources of several of the independent fashion houses have been tested by the weak economy and slump in luxury good consumption.’
    • ‘Italian fashion house Gucci recently reported a doubling in second-quarter profit.’
    • ‘British-managed fashion houses have honed their European business strategies and set up shop in Milan.’
    • ‘The fashion house is rumoured to have signed the actress two weeks ago after a three-year negotiation.’
    • ‘The 39-year-old spent an estimated £75,000 in just two hours in Paris fashion houses during a jaunt last year.’
    • ‘All the major fashion houses are having sales, though some have jumped the gun by offering discounts before Christmas.’
    • ‘He has also designed catwalk shows for the fashion house Alexander McQueen.’
    • ‘Within years, Saint Laurent was head of his own fashion house.’
    • ‘Fashion houses replace head designers all the time.’
    • ‘The event commenced in great style with a number of prominent fashion houses in the county exhibiting their selection of beautiful clothes.’
    • ‘The fashion house evoked the tropical island look with elegance in its latest collection of earrings, necklaces, trinkets, and anklets.’
    • ‘The big fashion houses snap up the hottest young designers to update their image.’
    • ‘Clothes produced in Donegal are sold across the globe, often under the labels of international fashion houses.’
    • ‘There are beautiful dresses emanating from the world's fashion houses all the time.’
    • ‘In the evening, fashion houses strut their stuff at the entertaining Fashion Spectacular.’