From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfashionfash‧ion1 /ˈfæʃən/ ●●● S3 W2 noun 1 [countable, uncountable]FASHIONABLE something that is popular or thought to be good at a particular timefashion for the fashion for ‘discovery methods’ of learningfashion in The emerging science of photography was already changing fashions in art.in fashion Bright colours are in fashion this summer.out of fashion Their music will never go out of fashion. His ideas are coming back into fashion (=they are becoming popular again). Eastern religions used to be the fashion in the 60s. Self-help books are all the fashion (=they are very fashionable).Grammar ✗ Don’t say: on fashion2 [countable, uncountable]FASHIONABLE a style of clothes, hair etc that is popular at a particular time Young people are very concerned with fashion. The store has all the latest fashions.3 [uncountable]DCCBB the business or study of making and selling clothes, shoes etc in new and changing styles magazines about fashion and beauty the London College of Fashion4 → in a ... fashion5 → after a fashion6 → after the fashion of somebody7 → like it’s going out of fashion → parrot fashion at parrot1(2)COLLOCATIONSphrasesbe in fashionBelted jackets are in fashion this winter.be out of fashionFlared trousers were out of fashion in the 1980s.go out of fashion (=stop being fashionable)Long evening dresses are going out of fashion.come back into fashion (=become fashionable again)Short skirts are coming back into fashion this year.be the height of fashion (=be very fashionable)With her short dress and high boots she was the height of fashion.keep up with fashion (=make sure that you know about the most recent fashions)Lucy likes to keep up with the latest fashions.fashion-conscious (=very interested in the latest fashions, and always wanting to wear fashionable clothes)Fashion-conscious people can’t get enough of these new designs.adjectivesthe latest fashionThey sell all the latest fashions.men’s/women’s fashionsMen’s fashions have not changed much in 50 years.fashion + NOUNthe fashion industryLondon is the centre of the British fashion industry.the fashion worldSmall women are often overlooked by the fashion world.a fashion showCalvin Klein’s fashion show featured suits and sportswear.a fashion modelFashion models are usually very tall.a fashion designerHer favourite fashion designers include Giorgio Armani and Gianfranco Ferre.fashion designHe went to St Martin’s School of Art to study fashion design.a fashion house (=a company that produces new and expensive styles of clothes)fashion houses such as Armani and Hugo Bossa fashion magazineShe’s the editor of a leading fashion magazine.fashion photographya book of Lang’s fashion photography a fashion photographerLater he worked as a fashion photographer for Vogue.a fashion shoot (=an occasion when photographs are taken of fashion models)She was asked to star with top model Naomi Campbell in a fashion shoot.a fashion shopWe walked around Milan’s famous fashion shops.COMMON ERRORS ► Don’t say ‘the last fashion’. Say the latest fashion. THESAURUSfashion noun [countable, uncountable] a style of clothes, hair, behaviour etc that is fashionable. Fashion is also used as an uncountable noun, when talking about all of these styles in generalthe latest fashions from Donna Karanchanging fashions in popular musicI’m not interested in fashion.vogue noun [singular, uncountable] if there is a vogue for something, or it is in vogue, it is fashionable. Vogue sounds more formal and typical of the language that more educated speakers use than fashionthe current vogue for realistic animated filmsThere was a vogue for cream furniture in the 1920s.His pictures are very much in vogue these days.trend noun [countable] a way of doing something or a way of thinking that is becoming fashionable or popularThe magazine focuses on the latest trends in contemporary design.The trend is for people to wait longer to marry and have children. craze/fad noun [countable] informal a fashion, activity, type of music etc that suddenly becomes very popular, but only remains popular for a short time – often used about things that you think are rather sillya new fitness crazethe current fad for bare white walls and uncomfortable-looking metal furniture I’m sure it’s just a passing fad (=something that will soon stop being fashionable).fad dietssomething is all the rage formal used when saying that something is very popular and fashionable for a short timeThe game was all the rage at her school.
Examples from the Corpusfashion• a fashion designer• a fashion show• Resident movie stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Cher and Madonna also have spurred a boomlet in the entertainment and fashion businesses.• Diane is the assistant fashion editor at "Vogue."• changing fashions in popular music• Then he seized the initiative in a dramatic fashion, just as he had in April 1182.• She wears anachronistic styles as though they were the latest fashion, with no hint of nostalgia.• I always find it hard to keep up with the latest fashions.• Albeit in an oblique fashion, Soviet Socialist Realism thus influenced the development of western high art.• As women are liberated from some of the meaner dictates of dress, men are losing a certain brand of fashion freedom.• They say commuting will be out of fashion - sounds great to me.• He's one of the best-known designers in the world of fashion.• This year's men's fashions are brighter and more casual than ever before.• Platform sandals are this summer's fashion.• Claire Selman selects fashion for action Skiing poses exceptionally extreme demands on clothing.• Who started this fashion for wearing old army clothes?all the fashion• All the fashions shown on the night will be available to order in time for the spring and summer social season.fashionfashion2 ●○○ verb [transitive] 1 MAKEto shape or make something, using your hands or only a few toolsfashion something from something He fashioned a box from a few old pieces of wood.fashion something into something Jamie could take a piece of wood and fashion it into a wonderful work of art.2 EFFECT/INFLUENCEto influence and form someone’s ideas and opinions We are all unique human beings, fashioned by life experiences.Grammar Fashion is usually passive in this meaning.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusfashion• The man had fashioned a turban from a strip of torn cloth.• Taxes and the budget are obvious topics as Republicans fashion an economic agenda for the national convention.• All three combined to fashion an equaliser, of course.• Our attitudes to politics are fashioned by the media.• When the rains came, they huddled under umbrellas and makeshift tents and donned ponchos or raincoats fashioned from plastic garbage bags.• To fashion patterns of light into such weapons.• Two million years ago our ancestors began to fashion stone tools.• Few coffin-makers had the talent to fashion such an item, so an order would have gone out to a local plumber.fashion something into something• As a boy, he had fashioned pieces of wood into homemade baseball bats.-fashion-fashion /fæʃən/ suffix [in adverbs] WAY/MANNERlike something, or in the way that a particular group of people does something They ate Indian-fashion, using their fingers.From Longman Business Dictionaryfashionfash‧ion1 /ˈfæʃən/ noun1[countable, uncountable] a way of doing something or behaving that is popular at a particular timefashion forHow do you explain the current fashion for takeovers?Good design will never go out of fashion (=become unfashionable).Big companies seem to be in fashion (=acceptable and popular) again.2MANUFACTURING [uncountable] the business of making and selling clothes, shoes etc in new and changing stylesEmma wants to work in the fashion industry.leading fashion designers3[countable, uncountable] a style of clothes or hair that is popular at a particular timeWe sell only the latest fashions.Long skirts are back in fashion. (=are in fashion again after a period of time when they were not)fashionfashion2 verb [transitive] journalism to produce somethingHouston has fashioned a substantial economic recovery.The two sides have been unable to fashion a compromise.→ See Verb tableOrigin fashion1 (1300-1400) Old French façon, from Latin factio “act of making”, from facere “to do, make”