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1 The Principles of Design
Chapter 11 page 180

2 The principles of design are artistic guidelines for using the various design elements with a garment. These principles include: balance, proportion, emphasis, rhythm, and harmony.

3 Balance Balance 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.

4 Symmetrical Balance

5 Asymmetrical Balance

6 Proportion Proportion is the size relationship of each of the internal spaces within a garment to one another and to the total look. The most pleasing proportions are those that are unequal.

7 Proportion

8 Proportion

9 Emphasis Emphasis is the focal point, or center of interest, of a garment. In fashion design, emphasis should highlight your best features and draw attention away from your figure faults.

10 Center of Emphasis

11 Center of Emphasis

12 Center of Emphasis

13 Rhythm Rhythm 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.

14 Rhythm

15 Harmony 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.

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