11 Topics Every Fashion Lover Should Be Able To Talk About

11 Topics Every Fashion Lover Should Be Able To Talk About

When you tell someone you love fashion, you can almost always guarantee you’ll receive one of the follow-up questions: “What’s in style now?” “Where do you shop?” “What blogs do you follow?” After repeated encounters of this variety, we realized it comes in handy to have your answers ready, so you can sound just as knowledgeable about the fashion industry as you actually are.

Scroll down so you can shine the next time you’re put on the spot.

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    1. The designers you fangirl over.

    PHOTO: Kenzo

    Whether it’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim at Kenzo or Alexander Wang at Balenciaga, it’s useful to be able to list not only names, but why you like them. Style.com is an excellent resource to brush up on your knowledge.

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    2. When the heck the Resort shows happen—and all the other Fashion Weeks.

    PHOTO: Chanel

    January – Pre-Fall collections show
    February/March – Fall/Winter collections show
    May – Resort collections show
    July – Couture collections show
    September/October – Spring/Summer collections show

    ​The four major Fashion Weeks occur in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, in that order.

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    3. How to actually pronounce designer names. Even Ann Demeulemeester.

    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21 Eme

    We hate to break it to you, but you will be judged for mispronouncing a designer name. Here’s a quick video to make sure it never happens.

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    4. The brands you’d give your first-born to own.

    PHOTO: Love Is Blind

    Have a few well-known brands in mind, such as Celine, as well as indie brands, like Building Block and Emerson Fry.

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    5. The coolest fashion bloggers on the block, and by block, we mean world.

    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    At this point, we all know The Blonde Salad and Atlantic-Pacific, but here are a few blogs on the rise we think you’ll like.

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    6. Your favorite under-the-radar places to shop. (In other words, not Zara.)

    PHOTO: Hippe Hippie Milkshake

    We can point you to this guide of off-the-beaten-path boutiques for starters.

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    7. Which fashion collaborations are worth camping out for.

    PHOTO: We Wore What

    Everyone knows Isabel Marant x H&M was incredible—see the killer lace-up pants above for reference. For upcoming collabs, you’ll want to break out your sleeping bag for Altuzarra x Target.

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    8. A handy list of three upcoming trends.

    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21 Eme

    For fall we’re feeling robe coats, psychedelic prints, and slouchy wide-leg pants.

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    9. What couture actually is, so you can annoyingly point out all the misuses of the term.

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    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21 Eme

    Actually, don’t do that, but it’s always good to know. Fashionista’s guide is helpful.

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    10. Knowing what a bias cut is, plus all the other technical lingo that’ll make you sound like a Parsons graduate.

    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Our fashion terminology guide should do just the trick.

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    11. Just enough French to sound vaguely impressive.

    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21 Eme

    Je ne sais quoi, trompe l’oeil, avant-garde. Not only will you be increasing your vocabulary, you can also pretend you work at French Vogue.

    Any other topics a fashion girl should be able to speak to? Let us know in the comments below!

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