the clothes and related articles designed by such designers.
the business establishments of such designers, especially where clothes are made to order.
created or produced by a fashion designer:
being, having, or suggesting the style, quality, etc., of a fashion designer; very fashionable:
the couture look.
1905-10; < French: literally, sewing, seam < Vulgar Latin*cō(n)sūtūra, equivalent to Latinconsūt(us) past participle of consuere to sew together (con-con- + suere to sew1) + -ūra-ure; cf. suture, accouter
1908, from French couture, literally "dressmaking, sewing," from Old French costure (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *consutura, from past participle of Latin consuere "to sew together," from con- "together" (see com-) + suere "to sew" (see sew). Used as a collective term for "women's fashion designers."