I would like to explain to you some of the terms that I use here at The Lost Path.
Armor Set: “Armor Set” is used to describe a full collection of armor pieces (e.g. Leather S). Armor Sets can consist of anywhere from 1-5 pieces.
Variant Set: “Variant Set” is used to describe a set of armor that uses only 1 piece from a different set.
Mixed Set: “Mixed Set” is used to describe a set of armor that uses 2 or more pieces from at least 2 different Armor Sets.
Fashion Set: “Fashion Set” is used to describe a set of armor that is put into the Costume Slots to change the look but not statistics of your armor. (MHW Only – Terminology may change once system is understood.)
Alternate Design: Indicates that the Set was created to have the same skills as another mixed set but using different pieces.
Design State: Indicates that the Set is either a Work in Progress or that it is a Customizable set with no set skills.
Essentials: Indicates that the Set is an Armor Set that is useful for completing specific quests.