Fashionist vs Fashionista - What's the difference?

fashionist | fashionista |


As nouns the difference between fashionist and fashionista

is that fashionist is (archaic) an obsequious follower of fashion while fashionista is a person who creates or promotes high fashion, a fashion designer or fashion editor.

fashionist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (archaic) An obsequious follower of fashion.
  • (Fuller)
    (Webster 1913)

    fashionista

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who creates or promotes high fashion, a fashion designer or fashion editor.
  • * 2008 , "High Style: Are you a Porter person?" Toronto Star , 17 Jul., p. L1,
  • Toronto fashionista Suzanne Boyd, editor-in-chief of the soon-to-be-launched Zoomer magazine, recently moved back to Canada after living in Manhattan for the past four years.
  • A person who dresses according to the trends of fashion, or one who closely follows those trends.
  • Derived terms

    * recessionista

    See also

    * frugalista

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989 (rev. Sept., 2002). * "Mirror, Mirror: How Stylish People Don't Describe Themselves" by Penelope Green. "New York Times", Section 9, Page 1, Column 1, Style Desk, July 4, 1999. English words suffixed with -ista