designerati

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of designer and literati

Noun[edit]

designerati (plural only)

  1. (informal) Fashion designers collectively.
    • 2009 September 13, Deborah Schoeneman, “A Feast for the Eyes and Ears”, New York Times:
      On this evening, members of the city’s designerati dined in the gallery, which featured a monthlong show of work by eight local artists, ranging from $100 to $5,000.