The Elements of Design In Fashion
Post on 20-Feb-2016
DESCRIPTIONThe Elements of Design In Fashion. The 7 Elements of Design. Shape Line Color Focal Point Proportion Balance Texture. Shape refers to the 4 Clothing Silhouettes. Hourglass Fitted bust & waist give a contour look Favored by women with hourglass figures. Rectangle - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
The Elements of DesignIn Fashion
The 7 Elements of DesignShapeLineColorFocal PointProportionBalanceTexture
Shape refers to the 4 ClothingSilhouettesHourglassFitted bust & waist give a contour lookFavored by women with hourglass figures.
RectangleThe shape isnt form-fitting through the waist and bust.It hides rather than reveals body shape
TriangleThe dress creates a triangle shapeA high fashion look
Inverted TriangleThe broad shoulders widen the topThe tight skirt narrows the bottom
LineHorizontalDraws the eye across the width of the figureMakes the body look wider and shorter
Vertical LineLeads the eye up and downMakes a person look taller and thinner
Diagonal LineDiagonal lines are dynamicThey lengthen or shorten, depending on their direction
Curved LineAdds fullness to the figure because it emphasizes roundnessThe curved collar widens the shoulder
ColorColor has the power to change your shape.You can use color to your advantage in your clothing.
If you are tall and want to minimize your height, wear a two color outfit.
Contrasting colors call attention to an area.
The mono-chromatic look avoids color lines and contrasting color. The effect is to emphasize height.
Focal Point A focal point is a place to which the eye is drawn first; it is a point of emphasis.
ProportionDeals with how the parts of your outfit relate to each other.Avoid outfits that cut you in half.
BalanceFormal or Symmetrical Balance both sides are the sameInformal or Asymmetrical balance both sides are different, yet balanced
TextureHeavily textured fabrics enlarge the figure.
Smooth, lightweight fabrics will minimize your weight.
When you understand the basics of design, you can emphasize your best features and even have fun building a wardrobe that is best for your shape.