All your Fashion Week lingo, by fashion's most cunning linguist.
About a year ago, Oyster's creative director Shane Sakkeus commissioned me to make up some fake fashion definitions. After a few months of careful consideration (read: watching the original X-Men series and telling myself I'd definitely do it tomorrow), I finally made some up and sent them through to him, but I haven't heard from him since. So, I've stolen the idea and turned it into this: FASHDIC.tumblr.com.
During the course of the World Fashion Weeks, starting with New York Fashion Week, which kicks off this evening with coke-fuelled parties city-wide, FASHDIC will post a new need-2-know fashion definition every day, both on Tumblr and Twitter. If you'd like to submit your own definitions, tweet them @fashdic!
Here are just a few examples:
Annadellorexic (adj) — Characterized by the compulsion to purchase garb instead of groceries. [Italian]
M.I.F. — Abbreviation for missing in fashion. Generally used when editors, writers, PRs, et al. stop responding to emails during any of the major fashion weeks. E.g. I’ve no idea when she’ll have that M.I.A. story done — she’s M.I.F., A.T.M.
Hashfag (n, masculine) — An ironic New York hipster. Sometimes spelt: #fag. See also: Hashfaghag.
Mash 'n' dogs (n) — A cockney slang term for fashion blogs. [British]
Oblivioneoprene (n) — The aura of forgetfulness and disorientation, which most everyone in fashion wraps him or herself in, every day, before leaving the house. A defense mechanism. See also: Eau? De Parfum.
Smallfish (adj) — Used to describe anyone who is a big fish in their home town’s fashion industry, if that home town is not New York, Paris or London, when they are in New York, Paris or London. E.g. Who does that Australian PR think she is? She’s so smallfish.
Fission (n) — The New Zealand word for 'fashion'. E.g. It’s just fission, bro.