In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The clothes feature contrasting materials, as seems to be prevalent this season: coats with felt stitching over silk crêpe dresses, and artificial leather against devoré silk.
- It was during his college years that he learnt his trademark and highly specialised craft of working with a silk and velvet mix known as devore velvet.
- Burnt out devore velvets will be a strong fashion as they look great in rich jewel tones.
- The high street is heaving with devore tops and ruched satin trousers, while supermarkets are stuffed with beaded dresses and strappy sandals with killer heels.
- There is a pretty, pleated chiffon one with detachable corsage and ribbon belt, a red devoré dress with wide ribbon belt and a sequin-sprinkled, pale-pink mesh version.
- Fabrics here include silk damask devores, silk damask and stripes and plains inspired by Imperial Russia.
- Blair says, ‘What I've done is soften the colours, bleach and fade the prints in some cases, and put them on chiffons or devoré velvets.’
- Textures included silk velvets, velveteen and devorés, paillettes and satins.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.