Lampshading? Lurex? Here Are the 9 New Fashion Terms You Need to Know

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Gucci | Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Move over athleisure and normcore, because there’s a whole new list of fashion jargon that has cropped up for Fall/Winter 2016. If you don’t know your lurex from your lampshading, it’s time to game up and learn these nine fashion terms by heart to remain in the know for the new season ahead.

Lurex

Glitter lurex is the new neoprene. With a subtle touch of shimmer, this stretchy fabric was all over the runways, from Balenciaga to Missoni. Instant luxe.

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Balenciaga | Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Plumage

Peacocking is being taken to new heights for Fall/Winter 2016. Designers such as Christopher Kane and Alessandro Michele of Gucci debuted plush coats and gowns trimmed with feathers – also known as plumage.

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Christopher Kane | Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Lampshading

Savoir Flair touched upon the lampshading trend earlier this year. Pioneered by Kendall Jenner and Kate Moss, this look can be easily achieved with just two things: an oversized sweater and a pair of boots.

Kate Moss | Photo: Courtesy of Trend911

Shacket

Shacket is the hybrid term for “shell jacket”, which is a smarter and more lightweight version of a military jacket.

Olivia Palermo | Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

Vetements

Not only is Vetements the hottest and most referenced brand of the moment, but vêtements is also French for clothing. For a list of other French fashion terms you need to know, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of @Vetements_Official

XXL Sleeves

Where Phoebe Philo goes, everyone follows – and that’s exactly why you’re about to see really long sleeve lengths on the shelves of every retailer. The proof is in the pudding or, rather, in the sleeve length of this Céline ensemble.

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Céline | Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Decon Denim

The Fall/Winter 2016 shows and the streets of New York, London, Milan, and Paris were filled with different versions of deconstructed denim.

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Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Kick Flare

Kick flare is a cool term for a pair of pants with a fluted hem. The range of volumes and sizes may vary.

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Lainy Hedaya | Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Chaos Magic

Chaos Magic was coined by K-Hole, the group behind the term normcore. According to the trend-forecasting agency, “Chaos Magic creates realities that are temporary and subjective. Mixing your own Kool-Aid, deciding how strong to make it, knowing when to drink it and when to stop is Chaos Magic in practice.” We’ve spotted this kind of mystical magic on the Alexander McQueen and Gucci runways.

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Alexander McQueen | Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree
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