Fashion A-Z

From applique to zippers, a comprehensive dictionary with definitions and
meanings of key fashion vocabulary, written by Camilla Morton.


Passe is to be past season, passé or out of style favour. It is better to be classic or staple, than to be deemed passé.

Passementerie Edging

Passementerie Edging is an ornamental edging or trim, made of braid, cord, lace or metallic beading, and often coming with tassels as well. The word comes from the French passement, meaning a passing. This elaborate edging, often with jet or metal beads, is frequently found in haute couture.