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Definition: Ready-To-Wear


n. Also known as RTW or prêt-à-porter. Apparel made in factories to standard size measurements. In the early 1800's, menswear was the first manufactured apparel. In the late 1800's, womenswear was made but limited to non-fashion apparel. By the 1920's, designed, manufactured, and accepted as fashion apparel.

See the rest of Jenni Kayne's Fall 2007 collection here. To see all of our Fall RTW 2007 coverage go here.


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