I have been thinking about this for awhile now and now that the market for BJDs is expanding I think we are starting to see some overlap with the Fashion Doll industry. Many people seem to think of Volks SD16 as a fashion doll and now we have Jason Wu, a fashion doll producer, creating Valia, a resin doll with jointing that is very similar to a BJD. The Model Dolls are very concerned with fashion and built to wear clothes beautifully. Both SD16s and Model dolls have the traditional pinched waist with bigger hips and shoulders and long legs. I guess my question (or debate as it were) is what makes a BJD different from a Fashion doll? Both seem to be concerned with fashion, both can be modified with face ups, and, for now at least, both can be made of vinyl or resin. I sincrely hope that this thread can stay on topic and not be deleted by the Mods as I have been wondering about this for awhile. I know that personally I own 2 SD16s and I could never think of them as "fashion dolls" even though they have tons of beautiful clothes, change often and love fashion. I am eager to hear what others think.