Fashion B: Standard 10 Elements of Design

Created by: Kris Caldwell Timpanogos High School

Color: Most exciting element of design Shape: Overall outline of a garment. Texture: The surface quality of goods. Line: Distinct. .Elements of Design      Elements are the building blocks of design. it is the form or silhouette. elongated mark as if drawn by a pencil or pen.

compact silhouettes make you look smaller  Straight. wide shapes make you look bigger  Trim. should only been worn by figures that are near-perfect . tubular shapes make you look taller  Form fitting clothes reveal any unattractive contours.Elements of Design  SHAPE:     Form or silhouette of a garment Shape or outline seen from a distance Can reveal or hide a natural body contour Try to flatter good features and hide less attractive features  Full.

leading eyes up. down. length Eyes follow lines Lines suggest movement.Elements of Design  LINE:      Have direction. width. side-to-side. around Outline outer and inner spaces of garments Categories of lines:  Type  Direction  Application .

charming. formality. severe  Show dignity. circular       Jagged: change direction abruptly (ex: zigzags)    Create a jumpy. graceful feeling Make things look larger than they are Circles are closed lines and stop the eye entirely Flattened curves are most flattering to the human shape  Curved: rounded. power. gentle. formal and powerful Give soft. confused feeling Use sparingly. stability Less conservative. steadiness. youthful. they are very noticeable Wear them if you are self-confident .Elements of Design  Line Types:  Straight: bold.

strength.LINE DIRECTION: Vertical: Goes up and down   Feeling of dignity. sophistication Leads eye up and down. makes wearer look taller and thinner . poise.

LINE DIRECTION: Diagonal: slanted  Degree slant determines the visual effect  Draws attention to where they are used of .

LINE DIRECTION: Horizontal: side to side  Feeling of restfulness and gentleness Leads eye across the body. makes wearer seem shorter and wider Use where you want to look wider   .

flat textures  Shiny textures   Dull Textures  . softness Bulky fabrics     Add visual size (make you look bigger) Can disguise a flaw Can overpower a small person Make you look smaller Make you look bigger. stiffness. as the absorb light   Smooth. glossiness. as they reflect light Make you look smaller. dullness.Elements of Design  TEXTURE:   Surface quality of garments (how it looks and feels) Roughness. smoothness.

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