The style vs fashion debate always comes down to people who invent their own definitions of those words. See above.
Where I come from being specific about the manner in which you are using generalized terms like fashion and style is considered clarification not invention . I also felt it was clear that that I saw the relationship as cooperative rather than oppositional
For any good discussion all parties need to agree on definitions of terms first right?
That goes for about anything. I think the general use of fashion/style as what is out there/what is personal is pretty accepted.
My only philosophical interest would be in the personal aspect since that is where the intention and creation take place. What's "out there" is just tools right?