Definition of high fashion in US English:

high fashion


  • another term for haute couture
    • ‘London is in the midst of its ‘Fashion Week,’ and designer Katharine Hamnett has once again brought politics to the world of high fashion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘H & M sells over 500 million items annually, attracting consumers with high fashion and low prices.’
    • ‘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.’


high fashion

/hī ˈfaSHən/