EDGY - an expression used by designers, stylists and journalists to sum up a fashion shoot, or collection, which might incorporate some aspect of rock ‘n’ roll cliche/drugs/booze/ciggies/too many late nights/council estates and graffiti/ambiguous sexuality/smudgily-applied make-up/nipples on show/models looking a bit peeved, and so on.
AVANT GARDE - A term occasionally applied to the challenging work of the latest ‘enfant terrible’ of fashion, whose radical design vision - a work of art to some, a dog’s dinner to others - is unlikely to make them immediately rich, but will make them immediately infamous. Be aware.
CRISIS - As in, Fashion Crisis: the inability to decide what to wear; the manic trying-on of various combinations of clothing, while realising you are running late; the subsequent feeling that you made a bad sartorial decision at the outset of the day and now look like a wanker.
FLEXITARIAN - a vegetarian with poor self control.