Your information is usually very accurate and informative. However, as a Fashion/Costume Designer, I must beg to differ! The term "Herringbone", in the world of fashion does not "appear in clothing design", it appears in textile or fabric design.
The fabrics/ textiles produced by using a herringbone pattern are in turn used as part of the materials to construct clothing in fashion design. I hope my attempt to share this knowledge is received with the best intentions in mind and will be utilized as such. Thank you for helping us to be, "Wiser Geeks"! Dennis