Couture Definition

ko͝o-to͝or, -tür
The work or business of designing new fashions in women's clothes; also, women's clothes in new or specially designed fashions.
Webster's New World
Dressmakers and fashion designers considered as a group.
American Heritage
The high-fashion clothing created by designers.
American Heritage

Origin of Couture

  • French sewing from Old French cousture from Vulgar Latin cōnsūtūra from Latin cōnsuere cōnsūt- to sew together com- com- suere to sew syū- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening of haute couture, thus ultimately from French couture

    From Wiktionary

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