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|English to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / fashion
|English term or phrase: couture|
|the leading fashion designers|
It literally means "high fashion," but its use is to describe the leading fashion designers, the "vanguardia." It is usually left as "haute couture", just as "haute cuisine," for fine dining, is usually left as is.
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haute couture is high fashion (if that's what you're asking)