The Elements of Design In Fashion

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The 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

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