2The principles of design are artistic guidelines for using the various design elements with a garment.These principles include: balance, proportion, emphasis, rhythm, and harmony.
3BalanceBalance is how the internal spaces of a shape work together. The area of a design may be broken up by structural lines, trims, fabric pattern, texture, or color.Symmetrical balance is the division of space within a garment into equal parts.Asymmetrical balance is the unequal division of space within a garment.
13RhythmRhythm is the flow of the lines, shapes, space, and texture of a garment.The flow should gently carry the eye from one area of the garment to another.Good rhythm is apparent when all of the lines of an outfit work well together.
15Harmony Harmony is the pleasing arrangement of all parts of a garment. Harmony is achieved when the design elements work well together.The colors, lines, shapes, spaces, and textures look like they belong together.