As nouns the difference between fashioner and fashionist
is that fashioner
is one who fashions something; the maker or designer while fashionist
is (archaic) an obsequious follower of fashion.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
One who fashions something; the maker or designer.
* The Holy Bible:Revised Standard version - Wisdom of Solomon, chapter 7:21-22 [http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=549732957&textreg=2&query=+fashioner&id=RsvWisd]
*:I learned both what is secret and what is manifest, for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me.