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Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..

could be a full time job!? There doesn't seem to be much agreement on many of the terms liberally used.

Take for instance 'popover' ? 'fly away' 'status' 'spectator' 'short waisted' ...even my beloved 'pintuck' seems to apply to  more than one treatment?!

 

When someone mentions one of these terms they're often referring to something different than what's in my head....

 

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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..

@Andreatoo   I'm still trying to figure out how "fabric" got to be "fabrication".

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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..


@Kachina624 wrote:

@Andreatoo   I'm still trying to figure out how "fabric" got to be "fabrication".


They think it makes them sound more intelligent, they are wrong. 😏

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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..

We all know what a fabrication is in relation to a garment....no mystery there

 

you can bing or google any of these other terms and get a bunch of seemingly unrelated examples...

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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..

@Andreatoo 

 

Today's "kimono" is a prime example.  I have an SG top with an open front that was sold as a "scarf top.

 

 

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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..


@ALRATIBA wrote:

@Andreatoo 

 

Today's "kimono" is a prime example.  I have an SG top with an open front that was sold as a "scarf top.

 

 


@ALRATIBA 

ew ew that reminds! The 'caftan' they were selling as the TS on HSN was open front and belted?! Not what I think of as a caftan....

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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..

"color WAYS"!!!! why cant they just say "colors"?!? when did 5 color CHOICES become 5 "color WAYS"?!? or how about "iteration"?? idk even know if that's spelled right because idk what that even means!! & yea, "fabrication".....ugghhh!!!!
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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..


@Kachina624 wrote:

@Andreatoo   I'm still trying to figure out how "fabric" got to be "fabrication".


@Kachina624 @Andreatoo 

 

I don't know who told the hosts to use "fabrication" in that manner, but it IS wrong.

 

fabrication
[ˌfabrəˈkāSH(ə)n]
 
NOUN
  1. the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something.
    "the assembly and fabrication of electronic products"
    synonyms:
    invention · concoction · piece of fiction · fiction · falsification · falsity · lie · untruth · falsehood · fib · deception · made-up story · trumped-up story · fairy story/tale ·
    [more]
    • an invention; a lie.
      "the story was a complete fabrication"
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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..

@ECBG    I've heard many people in the industry use the word "fabrication", not just QVC hosts.  I'd love to talk to someone knowledgeable to ask how this happened.  The younger generation doesn't even know what "fabric" is.  I think the poster who said they think it makes them sound important is correct.  It sounds more officious.

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Re: Keeping track of style/fashion jargon..


@ECBG wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

@Andreatoo   I'm still trying to figure out how "fabric" got to be "fabrication".


@Kachina624 @Andreatoo 

 

I don't know who told the hosts to use "fabrication" in that manner, but it IS wrong.

 

fabrication
[ˌfabrəˈkāSH(ə)n]
 
NOUN
  1. the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something.
    "the assembly and fabrication of electronic products"
    synonyms:
    invention · concoction · piece of fiction · fiction · falsification · falsity · lie · untruth · falsehood · fib · deception · made-up story · trumped-up story · fairy story/tale ·
    [more]
    • an invention; a lie.
      "the story was a complete fabrication"

 

@ECBG   Thank you - I agree!