This morning a stylist shouted some outfitting instruction across the studio along the lines of: ‘…team it with the pony-hair Wangs, DVF tote and Theory Skort.’ To the untrained ear this might sound like code. Designer names are often abbreviated, some are mis-pronounced as we fail to possess the French twang needed to correctly say Givenchy and Agent Provocateur. Like any language, you absorb it as you go and before you know it, you’re talking in fashion slang to your boyfriend or parents without realising it.
We’ve moved on from the much clichéd ‘fashionista’ terminology of the noghties, phewf – however here’s a quick rundown of some current expressions which you may hear thrown around in fashion-land (and beyond):
Mandals – man-sandals
FROW – short for catwalk front row seats
Skort – skirt/short hybrid
Boyfriend-cut – used to describe anything slightly over-sized
Game-changer – the new it piece (usually an accessory)
Have you heard any noteworthy fashion speak?