Languages › English as a Second Language Words that Go Together with Fashion Share Flipboard Email Print Fashion Show. Jim Arbogast / Getty Images English as a Second Language Business English Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Grammar Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated March 17, 2017 Words that usually go together are known as collocations. Learning collocations will help expand your vocabulary especially when using English for Specific Purposes. This lesson uses the word 'fashion' as an example of how you can use collocations to improve your English. You'll find a list of expressions used with 'fashion', a short story and example sentences to help you begin using these words to practice speaking about fashion. Here's a short introduction about fashion to begin: All the Latest Fashions The world of fashion is fascinating. Of course, there's all the latest fashions which can range from weird looking contemporary fashion, to popular fashions that you can find in all the shopping malls. One thing that's true about fashion is that it things come into fashion as quickly as they fall out of fashion. To be a 'fashionista', you better be able to keep up with the latest fashions coming out of Paris, New York and Milan. Some people like to hold onto things that come back into fashion. It's certainly cheaper in the long run, but it will take quite a while for the fashion cycle to turn! Personally, I don't even try to follow fashions as I'm too old for that sort of thing. However, I enjoy watching my daughter follow fashions and even set fashions amongst her friends. New Fashions contemporary currentlatestmodernpopular I'm amazed at some of the contemporary fashion. Current fashion focuses on very young adults.You'll spend a huge amount of money if you buy the latest fashions.I'm surprised by some modern fashions. Popular fashions don't need to be followed by those in their fifties. Verbs: Becoming Fashionable be in fashioncome into fashionbecome fashionableset fashionsstart fashionskeep up with fashionfollow fashionswear fashions What's in fashion this year is different than last year.When did those shorts come into fashion?What do you think it will take for me to become fashionable?Beautiful young women and men often set fashions without knowing it.I try to keep up with fashion, but it's breaking my bank account!Jennifer follows fashion by buying all the glamour magazines.I'm afraid I can't afford to wear the latest fashions. Verbs: Going out of Fashion fall out of fashionbe out of fashiongo out of fashion Those jeans feel out of fashion ten years ago.Big sunglasses have definitely gone out of fashion.She likes to wear clothes that are out of fashion. I guess she's rebelling. Verbs: Fashion Cycles - Returning into Fashion come back into fashionbe back in fashion Those skirts have come back into fashion this season. I'm wearing my mom's from thirty years ago!Did you know hats are back in fashion? Places to See Fashion fashion showsfashion shootsfashion magazinesfashion spreads in magazinesfashion runways Fashion shows are held in major cities around the world.The magazine is having a fashion shoot in Hawaii.Fashion magazines which feature fashion spreads weigh a ton!You'll see glamourous models on fashion runways.Have you ever been to a fashion show? The Business of Fashion fashion businessfashion industryfashion marketfashion tradefashion retailerfashion boutique / store / shopfashion designfashion photography Fashion business is big money, don't doubt it!The fashion industry is one of the hardest to break into. The fashion market is very quick to change directions.He works in the fashion trade designing men's suits.Fashion retailers provide models for aspiring actresses.You can buy those jeans in your local fashion boutique.Beautiful fashion design depends on understanding the details.Good fashion photography can make all the difference in setting a trend. Fashion Businesses fashion brandsfashion companiesfashion houses fashion labelsfashion lines Fashion brands are more important than well made clothing.Fashion companies drive billions in sales every year.Fashion houses from Europe set the trends by dressing stars in spectacular gowns.Fashion labels increase the price of any piece of clothing by more than 30 percent.Fashion lines are created by individual fashion designers. People in Fashion fashion editor fashion designerfashion photographerfashion stylistfashion maven A fashion editor makes the final decision on whether a model will be presented in a magazine.A fashion designer is responsible for creating new clothing designs.You'll need a good fashion photographer to become successful with your designs.A fashion stylist is almost as important as a fashionable dress.The fashion maven decides what will become fashionable. FInally, learn how to use a collocation dictionary to build your own keyword lists. Teachers can learn more about using collocations on this lesson on using chunking to build vocabulary skills with set phrase.