A major challenge in experimental fashion is to define innovation in the field. This challenge offers an opportunity for comparative analysis and triangulation. Pieces of experimental fashion may not have any resemblance either to fashionable clothes or the human body. Dramatic pieces of experimental fashion may be considered as situated at the boundary of fashion and fine arts. Cross referencing analysis of this complex field, applying experimental design practice, curatorial practice and corpus linguistic methodologies, brings together interpretations of innovation in experimental fashion and assists in finding ground for further theoretical inquiry.