Glossary

Athleisure: casual, comfortable clothing designed to be suitable both for exercise and everyday wear.

Clean: another word for “dope”, “cool”, “sick”, basically describes something as awesome.

Coachella: popular music festival held in Indigo, California.

Couture: fashionable, made-to-measure clothes.

Cop: synonymous to “get”, usually used to describe an article of clothing that was just purchased. For example, “I just copped a new jacket” is equivalent to “I just bought this new jacket”.

Cultural appropriation: when a person takes something with cultural significance from another culture for their own, but doesn’t respect or understand the cultural significance the something has.

Drop: synonymous to “debut”, usually used in the context of “this shoe is going to drop next month”, meaning that the shoe is going to be available for sale next month.

Fashion: a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior.

High Fashion: another term for haute couture; reserved for more luxurious and exclusive brands such as Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, etc.

Merch: short for “merchandise”; i.e. concert merch is short for concert merchandise.

Meme: a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

NYFW: New York Fashion Week

PFW: Paris Fashion Week

Sneakerhead: a sneaker enthusiast.

Streetwear: casual clothing of a style worn especially by members of various urban youth subcultures.