What Is High Fashion?

What Is High Fashion?

What Is High Fashion?

The phrase "high fashion" refers to the most luxurious, elegant and expensive clothing and accessories from top fashion designers. This American term comes from a common French expression, "haute couture," which has the same meaning. High-fashion clothing is typically custom-made women's clothing.

Clothing that is considered high fashion is made by well-known designers. Often, the designers name is connected to the clothing labels and contributes to its value. High-fashion items are commonly sold through boutiques and specialty shops as opposed to large discount or department stores. However, discount chain Target has managed to create agreements with prominent high-fashion designers to develop exclusive, affordable lines for the store.