Short for “高级定制” (pinyin: gāojí dìngzhì), this term originally used in the discussion of fashion can be translated as “haute couture,” referring to the houses or designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashion clothes and accessories for women. Haute couture garments, often tailor made and handmade, represent high-quality work and are very expensive. The concept is now borrowed by other industries in China to promote their high-end products. For example, cabinetry manufacturers such as OPPEIN have marketed their high-end customized products borrowing from the concept of “haute couture” in fashion.
Nǐ cānguān guò xiǎolǐ de xīnjiā ma？
Have you visited Xiao Li’s new home?
Shàngzhōu qù le，tài háohuá le，quánwū jiājù dōushì gāodìng。
Yes, I called at his home last week. It’s luxurious, with all the furniture customized using top-quality materials.