What is clothing made up of?
Good fashion has a combination of the elements and principles of design.
Elements of design are the
They structure and carry
The elements of design
Form or Object
Principles of design are
They affect content and
The principles of design
Out of the 6 elements of design, line is the strongest and most important and dominant.
¥…. There can be no shape.
¥…. Without shape there can be no form.
¥…. Without form there can be no texture and there can be no pattern.
Lines can be;
short or tall
thick or thin
can lead you
away, or move you
forward in an image
Vertical lines tend to convey different moods, ranging from power and strength, to growth.
Represents calm, peace and relaxation.
Jagged/sharp lines can be perceived as forceful, chaotic, sharp, and threatening
Represents freedom, the natural, having the appearance of softness and creates a soothing feeling
Diagonal- Represents action, activity, excitement and movement.
Thin lines can be experienced by some as unstable, and by others as weak.
Thick lines can be experienced as rigid and dependent, or can be experienced as dominating .
What is Line?
Refers to an elongated mark that connects two or more points. Line
encloses and divides space, creating shapes and forms. Seam lines divide
and enclose space on a garment.
Effects of line
Can create optical illusions
lines required to
the structure of the
Decorative – lines
created by the
designer purely for
Forceful, Rigid, Strong, Hard, Formal, Masculine, Crisp, Stiff, Severe
Increases, emphasizes, reinforces body lines and angles, counters
curved lines and rounded body areas
Closures, Necklines, Collars, Lapels, Seamlines, Darts, Tucks, Pleats,
Folds, Stripes, Shapes, Silhouettes
Create portfolio pages
For Straight Line, Curved Line, Diagonal Line etc.
Address the following in the paragraph:
What lines are found in the picture?
Where are the lines found?
Are the lines structural or decorative?
What is the illusion and message associated with the