Key Terms Bespoke: Tailored clothing made specifically for an individual, especially menswear. Fashion industry: From designers to manufacturers and retailers, the industry that creates and sells clothing for personal style and adornment. Formalwear: Clothing worn for ceremonial or important occasions. Garment: An article of clothing (for any gender). Haute couture: Exclusive custom-fitted clothing made by designers for elite clients. Knit: The creation of cloth from a single thread using one or more needles. Patterns: Cloth, plastic, or metal basic pieces that enable fabric to be cut and sewn into tailored clothing. Prêt-à-porter : The French word for designer clothing that is mass-produced and sold in retail stores. Printed fabric: Fabric with designs that are applied by external dyes or colors through blocks, stencils, rollers, or silkscreens. Shawl: A woven or knitted scarf worn around the shoulders. Silhouette: The outline or shape formed by a garment, especially a fitted suit or coat. Sportswear: Clothing worn for athletic events or exercise. Synthetic fabric: Fabric that is made from thread created by chemical processes, including nylon and polyester. Tailoring: The process of cutting and fitting pieces of fabric to form a fitted garment and fit it to the body. Tanning: The process of making animal skins durable, soft, and wearable. Textiles: Cloth fabrics or other materials (like tapa cloth made from bark) used for clothing manufacture. Tunic: A loose-fitting garment reaching to the mid-hip or knee. Weaving: The process of making fabrics by alternating two or more horizontal and vertical threads (warp and weft).
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