Fashion And Its Dissemination

Fashion Design

Fashion from the post-war period onwards spread and diversified in a way that was particularly striking. The companies in the sector made themselves more responsive to changes in taste among consumers, offering in profusion products which were suited to the most varied demands of the market. The figure of the designer became increasingly important for the success of a company in the world of fashion. It was in the 1980s that the relationship between designer and industry assumed an absolute...

Stylised Fashion Figures

As this illustration shows, it is sometimes sufficient to change style to substitute the materials and colours used, leaving the cut and the basic patterns unchanged. Eveiy detail and element of finishing accentuates the youthful and informal style. For poses, see page 119 , The fashion plates drawn in outline can be used as the basis for practising variations in colour and particular fabrics. Take note also in this case of the attention to details. For every suggested pattern it is advisable...

Technical Aspects sizes

Fashion Technical Drawing Template

Some decades ago before the arrival of mass production, clothes were made by specialist couturiers who had on the premises everything that was necessary to realize any request for an item of clothing. The couturier knew exactly the tastes and the physical characteristics of his own clientele. Sometimes in the most prestigious fashion houses dressmaker's dummies were made, reproducing the exact measurements of the most discreet and fastidious women, who with every confidence in their couturiers...

Types Of Hairstyle

Hairstyles Draw

The hairstyles portrayed here in various styles and lengths are a suitable way of personalizing various trends in fashion. For classical lines you should use hairstyles which are unostentatious and sophisticated. For casual and elegant lines hairstyles which are more natural and fashionable would be more suitable, whereas for a very youthful item of clothing, styles which are more informal and amusing are to be preferred. When putting the finishing touches to a fashion plate it is important to...

The Mouth analysis and structure

Drawn Mouths

The mouth is made up of two moving parts, the smaller and broader upper lip and the larger and fleshier lower lip. Where the lips join corresponds to a point one-third across each eye AA' BB' . The trapezoidal sulcus is found between the nose and the mouth, its central axis dividing the mouth exactly into two equal parts. Sketches of mouths from different perspectives. Seen in profile the upper lip is more exposed than the lower. All of the visualizations are drawn with the help of lines of...

Fashion Design

Head Fashion Poses For Illustrations

The illustrations on pages 129-61 show sequences which build up to the finished image. All of the illustrated fashion plates were created with special felt tip pens, using clear and precise strokes poses on page 121 . The technique of felt pens was chosen as it is the one most used by fashion designers for its fresh and impromptu nature. If you want your design to be neat, it is necessary to trace the primary sketch on a white sheet of paper and to colour it in afterwards. The figures used are...

Stylization

Figure Drawing For Fashion Design

By the term stylization is understood the exaggeration of the structure of the body, reducing it to a few essential features. There are various ways of stylizing a figure, and one of them is to elongate the height of the model by one or two units of measure. As you will see in the two diagrams, the proportions have remained unchanged in every instance, that is to say that the anatomy of the figure has remained the same while the length of the limbs and principal parts of the body has been...

Focus Techniques

Sketches Female Body For Design

In order to visualize a detail of an item of clothing, a head and shoulders view, an item of footwear etc, it is unnecessary to draw the figure in its entirety. It is sufficient to portray only the motif or the detail that you wish to emphasize, enlarging the area of interest and bringing it into close-up, using a technique common in cinema and photography. Each picture drawn serves to highlight a detail which must be clearly portrayed, in order to facilitate the faithful interpretation of the...

The Fashion Plate

Fashion Body Outline Template

When you portray a human body it is necessary to remember that you are depicting something that is alive, and in the specific case of fashion design, it is fundamental to observe closely the typical movements which characterize the poses adopted by the models. They are movements which are supple, trim and nimble. The fashion model walks in a way that is absolutely unique, turns and swings her hips in a wonderful way, stops and poses in ways which defy gravity. The reaction to the gait of a...

Before You Begin

Hand Poses For Drawing

In the same way that a musical instrument needs to be tuned to produce harmonious sounds, the hand has to be 'tuned' by means of patient exercises to achieve a fluid and flexible drawing style. Before beginning the study of the figure, it is a good idea to carry out exercises to loosen the hand, in order to get rid of any tension or apprehension. Sketch a number of lines, concentric curves, spirals, hatching and cross-hatching until you feel a sense of relaxation both emotionally and...

The Eyes

Human Ear Sketch

Having considered the analysis of the human body in the Greek canon and the fashion canon, let us move on to examine all of the anatomical components, beginning with the details of the face. The eyes represent the most emotive part of the face, because they assume an infinite variety of expressions which are capable of communicating the most varied feelings. In a face the eyes are certainly the most truthful reflection of a state of mind. It is not by chance that the first contact with another...

Rule Of Proportion the human body

Fashion Design Sketch Model Outlines

1 The head measures one-eighth of the height of the body and therefore constitutes a unit of measure. 2 The distance between the temples forms the basis of the width of a shoulder from the base of the neck to the shoulder joint AB a'b' . 3 When the figure is viewed from the front, the median axis divides the figure perfectly in half. 4 The shoulders are as wide as the pelvis, the waist two-thirds of the width of the shoulders, 5 The shoulders are drown extending beyond the upper body, with the...

Finishings And Trimmings

Fashion Technical Drawing Bomber

Technically by elements of finishing we understand all of those features that characterize the pattern pleats, flounces, crimping, drapes, necks, pockets . By trimmings we understand the individualization of particular features and accessories which make the item of clothing distinctive and elegant buttonings, lapel facings, seams, buttons, appliqu s, etc. . In the following pages various types of patterns of finishings and trimmings both basic and sophisticated are shown, The examples are...

The Upper Body

Manga Upper Body

The upper body, or torso, is certainly the most important anatomical part of the female figure its extreme plasticity and shape make it an important protagonist in so many ways. Stylists like to place it in evening dress with a surprising decolletage or to emphasize its curvaceousness in highly feminine suits. The upper body is the key to the fashion plate and knowing how to reproduce it perfectly from every angle and in its every movement is a sign of great artistic ability, By contrast, an...