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Haute Couture Fashion by Mind Map: Haute Couture Fashion
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Haute Couture Fashion

Definition

"High sewing"

Made to fit specific customer

Very high quality

Workshop (atelier) in Paris (15+ employees)

Present to Paris press 2x/year

Hand-sewn & embellished

History

Charles Frederick Worth

Mid 1800's

Early Couturiers

Fashion Week

New York

MIlan

London

Paris

Pret-a-porter

Most couture houses produce Pret-a-portet also.

"Ready to wear"

Higher profit than custom couture

Less extravagant

More wearable, less "fashion as art"

Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode

French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear of Couturiers and Fashion Designers