Illusions Created by the Elements of Design in Apparel

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Illusions Created by the
Elements of Design in Apparel
Apparel
Fall 2008
Elements of Design
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Color
Line
Shape
Texture
Color
• Color is the most dynamic element
• Three Properties of Color
Hue-Name of a color
Intensity-Brightness or dullness
Value-Lightness or darkness
☻☻Shade-Dark Values
☻☻Tints-Light Values
Hue
• What is this hue?
Color-Hue
• Navy Blue-Used for classic styles and
sportswear
Color Intensity
• Which is more intense:
Color Value
• Lightness or darkness
• Light hues are tints and draw more
attention
• Dark hues are shades and make you
appear taller and thinner
Warm Colors
Warm Colors
• Advance
• Draw Attention
Cool Colors
Cool Colors
• Restful relaxing
• Recede
Compare
Neutral Color
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Black-Absorbs all light and is warmer
White-Reflects all light and is cooler
Gray-Black and white blended together
Beige is also considered neutral
Accented neutral
Blends with all colors-color becomes
more vivid
Neutrals
Illusions from Color Schemes
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Monochromatic
Analogous
Complementary
Split Complementary
Triad
Accented Neutrals
Monochromatic Color Scheme
• Tints, shades and intensities of one color
• Continuous look
Analogous Color Scheme
• Color next to each other on the color
wheel
Analogous
• Colors can blend
• For contrast, use different values and
intensities
Analogous Color Scheme
Complementary Color Scheme
• Hues directly across the color wheel
• Great contrast
• Colors become more vivid
Complementary Colors
Split Complementary
• Three colors
• One color with the color on either side of
its complement
• Bright contrast-use with care
Split Complementary Colors
Triad Color Scheme
• Three colors equidistant on the color
wheel
• Great contrast
Line
• Structural or decorative
• Straight, curved, jagged, vertical ,
horizontal
• Vertical creates height and thinness
• Horizontal creates width
• Diagonal creates movement and
excitement
Line Illusions
Shape
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Outer lines of a garment determine shape
Natural, tubular, bell, and full
Natural is most classic
Tubular adds height and makes you
appear thin
• Bell shape draws attention to the wider
part of the bell
• Full makes you appear larger
Texture
• Surface characteristics that determine look
or feel
• Soft, crisp, smooth, nubby, dull, rough,
shiny
• Soft textures are most flattering
• Crisp and bulky make you appear larger
• Dull textures absorb all light make you are
smaller
• Shiny textures make you appear larger
Poster Assignment
• Create a poster illustrating appropriate
clothing for different body types using the
elements of design to accentuate and de
emphasize certain body types
• Body Types: Triangle, Inverted triangle,
Rectangle, Hour Glass

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