Cargo pants are originally made for the military in the 1930s. It is a loose fitting trousers design to be extremely durable and suitable for tough outdoor activities. They are typically characterised by multiple large pockets that were traditionally used to hold field dressing and other equipment.
Trapeze line is a silhouette that is flared from the fitted shoulder line. They were popularized by Yves Saint Laurent in spring 1958, with this Trapeze Line collection. The trapeze line reinvented the A-Line, what had been “most wanted silhouette in Paris” with the same swing its circus counterpart.
A sleeve that is gathers at the top and bottom with fullness in the middle. Varying in its length and volume, the sleeve creates puffy effect.
A princess line is panel lines that go through bust point, usually starts from armhole or mid-shoulder down through the waistline to shape the body, creating a styleline without horizontal joining seam at the waist.
Especially designed for corset making, the fabric is densely woven with a high thread count and a minimum of stretch. Coutil fabric are usually herringbone twill weave, instead it refers to the use of the fabric for corset making. Coutil can be used as a single layer corset or as a strenght layer fabric.
Translated literally, ‘haute’ means high and ‘couture’ means sewing. The main misconception people have about the term is that it applies to all handmade clothes. Haute couture means “ fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-execured techniques.” in France, haute couture is a legal term, meaning that any item given the title “haute couture” has passed a series of criteria defined by the Paris Chamber of Commerce.
Padding for accentuating faminine shape by adding fullness and drapery at the back of a woman’s skirt. It was popular in the Victorian era.
A full-body clothing, usually with a bib or bib like piece to which shoulder straps are attached and worn over a clothes. Originally worn as protective clothing by factory workers of farmers. Modern styles have been adapting them for casual and everyday fashion.
A strip of curved fabric which the inner curve/edge sewn to the garment creating a wavy effect on the outer edge. Though it may look similar to ruffle, flounce is less bulky since the voluminous effect is achieved by its curve, circular shape rather than gathers.
A tear shape or circle cutout, typically at the central front or back of a garment. This neckline in the shape of a “keyhole” commonly seen as a type of opening, usually secured at the top with button and loop or tied as ribbon.
A hem that flairs out ward, usually found on skirt. With fitted slim shape along the waist and hips, flared hem gives mermaid shape at the knee or below
Characterized as a casual striped top, typically white with narrow horizontal blue sailor-like stripes.
A draped neckline on a garment creating rounded folds.
A short pants that reach down almost to the knee with the hem cuffed of uncuffed. Worn as semi-casual attire by both men and women.
A lookbook is a fashion catalogue of well-styled image. It is a creative way of story telling that helps convey the essence of a brand. It serves as fashion / style guide to customers by providing a completely assembled look from head to toe. It also serves the dual purpose of information and inspiration.
Sweetheart necklines, front neckline, usually low cut, where it scalloped to resemble the top half of a heart. Sweetheart necklines accentuate the bosom and with the curved bottom edge that is concave down, it draws the eye downwards and therefore makes the figure look longer and leaner.
Daily and practical Fashion Terminology in English – Indonesian. Istilah Fashion yang biasa digunakan dalam bahasa Inggris – Indonesia.