Elements of Fashion Design

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Elements of Fashion Design. CTEF Fashion Design Unit. Fundamentals of Design. Lines - these act as a border between ideas, concepts or steps in a sequence. Vertical Lines - can stop eye movement which will give volume to an area Horizontal Lines symbolize rest and relaxation - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Elements of Fashion DesignCTEF Fashion Design Unit

  • Fundamentals of DesignLines- these act as a border between ideas, concepts or steps in a sequence. Vertical Lines- can stop eye movement which will give volume to an areaHorizontal Lines symbolize rest and relaxationDiagonal Lines dynamic and action-oriented

  • Fundamentals of DesignShapes- can suggest eye movement based on the direction of the lines. Shapes define figures and relate forms to each other.

    Texture surface characteristics of a material that are experienced through the sense of touch

    Value- the degree of lightness and darkness in a design element

  • Basic SilhouettesA silhouette refers to the outer shape of a garment.

    A-Line the hem is larger than other measurements, therefore giving the outfit an A shape

    Shift the chest, waist, and hem all have the same measurements, giving the outfit a cylindrical shape. This is very good for form fitting garments.

  • Basic SilhouettesTent- the garment is flared beginning under the arm hole, giving it a tent appearance

    Empire Line a panel divides the garment into two parts, just above the waist

    Asymmetrical this type of garment has no defined silhouette. It is achieved by varying hemlines, panels, and colors.

  • MotifsThe type of fabric that you use can give your outfit an entirely different feel, especially if you utilize motifs, or patterns and prints. Some commonly used motifs are:

    Ethnic

    Floral

    Geometrical

    Abstract

    Stylized

    Plaids and Checks

  • ColorsColor is one of the most important parts of designing. There are basic colors for the various seasons:

    Summer bright and energetic

    Earthy- gives a rustic feel

    Pastels- light and soft colors

    Neutrals classic and go with any season

  • Now you are going to design your own outfit!Using the design principles you have just learned, you will be designing an outfit using plastic bags

    You will be using PowerPoint, Xara, or Microsoft Paint. Your teacher will let you know which one they prefer.

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