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Bell Ringer Question. What do vertical lines do to a body?. Bell Ringer Answer. Vertical lines in clothes tend to make the body look taller and thinner . . Fashion Tip of the Day. Think in Multiples

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bell ringer question
Bell Ringer Question

What do vertical lines do to a body?

bell ringer answer
Bell Ringer Answer
  • Vertical lines in clothes tend to make the body look taller and thinner.
fashion tip of the day
Fashion Tip of the Day

Think in Multiples

Take a cue from Jackie O, who had a closet full of sheath dresses. If you find an especially flattering fit right off the rack, go ahead and buy doubles. When it works, why question it?

classroom jobs
Classroom Jobs
  • Attendance Keeper
    • Megan (1st Six Weeks)
    • Haley (2nd Six Weeks)
  • Classroom Manager
    • Jessica (All Trimester)
    • Shayla (All Trimester)
  • Paper Passer Outer
    • Mirjeta (All Trimester)
  • Bell Ringer Collector
  • Grade Recorder
  • Bell Ringer / Fashion Tip (5 minutes)
  • Lecture and Notes (25 minutes)
    • Take notes via Flipbook and notebook
  • Finish your body shape sketches and glue in your notebook (40 minutes)
learning targets
Learning Targets
  • I can explain the different definitions of fashion
  • I can identify the merchandise categories of fashion
  • I can explain the difference between style and design
  • I can explain the elements of design.
edmodo assignment notebook decoration
Edmodo Assignment / Notebook Decoration
  • Log-on to
    • From home it is
    • Create a new account or log-in using an existing account.
    • Group code is: 3vzftn
  • Update your profile.
  • Click the small group ‘Introductions’ and answer the three questions that I have already posted on the classroom wall.
  • Sign-up for and
    • Explore the websites. Pin fashion items. Create fashion boards.
interactive notebook
Interactive Notebook
  • Decorate the front of you notebook with images from magazines that represent your style.
  • Number the pages in your notebook from 1 – 50.




Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Back of your notebook cover.

table of contents
Table of Contents

Topic Page #

Chapter 1 Vocabulary 4

Chapter 1 Vocabulary 5

Elements of Design Flip Book 6

Chapter 1 Notes. Introducing Fashion 7

Color Schemes 8

Chapter 1 Notes. Introducing Fashion 9

Body Shape Outfits 10

Chapter 1 Notes. Introducing Fashion 11


Chapter 1 Vocabulary Words

Chapter 1 Vocabulary Words

  • Staple Items -
  • Fashion Merchandise -
  • Style -
  • Design -
  • Garment -
  • Dandyism -
  • New Look -
  • Hippie Style -
  • Disco Style -
  • Punk Fashion -
  • Feminist Movement -
  • Grunge -

Staple Item Dandyism

Punk Fashion Hippie Style




Elements of Design Flip Book

Chapter 1 Notes. Introducing Fashion

  • Style becomes a fashion when….
  • 4 Elements of Design
  • Color
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture

Elements of Design




Color Schemes

Chapter 1 Notes. Introducing Fashion

  • Style becomes a fashion when….
  • 4 Elements of Design
  • Color
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture




Body Shape Outfits

Chapter 1 Notes. Introducing Fashion

  • Style becomes a fashion when….
  • 4 Elements of Design
  • Color
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture

Outfits that work:

Outfits that DO NOT work:



  • Staple Items
  • Fashion Merchandise
  • Style
  • Design
  • Garment
  • Dandyism
  • New Look
  • Hippie Style
  • Disco Style
  • Punk Fashion
  • Feminist Movement
  • Grunge
  • On the RIGHT-HAND side of page 5, find the definition on the Internet for each of following vocabulary words. Be sure that the definitions are FASHION related.
  • On the LEFT-HAND side of the page draw pictures or clip images from a magazine that illustrates at least six of the vocabulary words.
notes instructions
Notes Instructions
  • On the RIGHT-HAND side of pages, you will take notes on specific elements of the lecture.
  • Any slide that has a is important information. Summarize the slide and put what you think you will have a hard time rememberingor may beneficial on a test.
  • The LEFT-HAND side of the page will be used for you to show that you know the content.
    • Today, I will give you specific things to put on the left-hand side….but that isn’t always the case.
what is fashion
What is fashion?
  • Fashion can be an existing type of clothing that is preferred by a large segment of the public at a given time. (skinny jeans)
  • Fashion can be a current trend that is popular (graphic leggings)
  • Fashion can be a precise style of dress or behavior that may be acceptable in one year and not in another (rubber banding your jeans)
  • Fashion can be whatever is currently selling (colorful jeans)
  • Fashion can be a way of social interaction (VS’s PINK)
what is fashion2
What is Fashion
  • Fashion represents billions of dollars in sales to businesses involved with the design, production, distribution, and marketing of fashion merchandise.
merchandise categories
Merchandise Categories
  • Fashion retailers group merchandise into categories – basic merchandise (staple item) and fashion merchandise.
staple items
Staple Items
  • Basic merchandise items that customers purchase on a regular basis, such as men’s socks or children’s sleepwear.
  • Retailers know customers’ purchasing habits of these items and keep the merchandise in stock at all time.
fashion merchandise
Fashion Merchandise
  • Includes goods that are popular at a particular time.
  • Customers may see merchandise advertised in print and through the Internet or displayed in stores, and then purchase it.
  • Keeping fashion merchandise in the stores is sometimes a difficult task for retailers.
  • Sales vary based on the styles customers want at different times.

To be successful in the fashion industry, designers, producers, marketers, and retailers must have an understanding of basic fashion terms, such as style and design.

  • A particular shape or type of apparel item, such as a mini-skirt or Capri pant, identified by the distinct features that make it unique.
  • A style becomes a fashion when it becomes popular. It remains a fashion as long as it is accepted.

While fashion constantly changes, style remains constant. Many external factors can influence style, including social, technological, regulatory, competitive, and economic factors.

  • A particular or unique version of a style because of a specific arrangement of the basic design elements.
    • The 4 basic elements of design are color, line, shape, and texture.
  • Design is an important part of the development of fashion because it establishes the appearance of the finished product.
    • A V-neck sweater is a specific style, but its design can vary based on the color and texture of the fabric, or sleeve length.
design elements
Design Elements





  • Critical element of design and may be the most important.
    • A retail customer may select a garment solely because of it’s color.
  • Garment – any article of clothing, such as a dress, suit, coat, or sweater.
left page activity
Left Page Activity
  • Using colored pencils, color in the color wheel that is in your Elements of Design flip book.
three dimensions of color
Three Dimensions of Color:
  • Hue: Quality of color
    • Names the color at full value: red, blue, green, etc.
  • Tint: Hue mixed with white.
  • Tone: Hue mixed with true gray.
  • Shade: Hue mixed with black.





color schemes
Color Schemes
  • A color scheme is a choice of different colors.
  • Color schemes are used to create style and appeal.
  • There are SIX main color schemes.
m onochromatic
  • One color plan using different tints, shades, and intensities of the same hue.
  • Restful to the eye because unity results from just one color.
  • In order to break up the palette, pair with black or white for a nice crispy and chic look.
a nalogous
  • Uses neighboring, or adjacent colors on the color wheel.
  • Sometimes called a ‘related’ color scheme
  • 2 or 3 related colors.
  • In clothing, choose different values and intensities for some contrast.
  • Provides your outfit with harmony.
c omplementary
  • Uses opposite hues on the color wheel.
  • They have great contrast.
  • The colors look even brighter when they are used side-by-side.
s plit c omplementary
Split Complementary
  • Three colors
  • Combines one color with the two colors on the sides of its complement.
t riad c olor s cheme
Triad Color Scheme
  • Combines three colors equidistant on the wheel.
  • Great contrast
  • To soften the contrast, choose to combine pleasing values and intensities.
a ccented n eutral c olor s cheme
Accented Neutral Color Scheme
  • Combines white, black, gray, or sometimes beige with bright color accent.
  • Very pleasing to the eye and very versatile in fashion.
left page activity1
Left Page Activity
  • Glue or tape each character in your notebook
  • Color each character in one of the following color schemes:
    • Monochromatic
    • Analogous
    • Complementary
    • Split Complementary
    • Triad Color Scheme
    • Accented Neutral Color Scheme
  • Label each character with the color scheme



Triad Color Scheme

Accented Neutral


Split Complementary

choosing colors
Choosing Colors
  • Some colors are warm, and some are cool.
  • Warm colors are those colors which are related to red, orange and yellow. They are also described as advancing. This means the colors visually stand out. Clothes of warm, advancing colors seem to make the body appear larger.
  • Cool colors are those colors which are related to blue and green. These colors seem to recede, making the body appear smaller.
  • White and light colors tend to make the body look larger.
  • Black and dark colors tend to make the body look smaller.
  • Bright colors tend to make the body appear larger.
  • Dull colors tend to make the body appear smaller.
  • When combining colors in an outfit, consider the effects of sharp contrasts.
    • Strong color contrasts make the body appear shorter because the eye stops at the line of contrast.
  • Element of design that directs the path of eye movement.
  • A line is distinct, elongated mark that directs the eye up and down, side to side, or around an object.
  • Construction details of a garment, such as seams and darts, create lines.
vertical lines
Vertical Lines
  • Vertical lines in clothes tend to make the body look taller and thinner.
horizontal lines
Horizontal Lines
  • Horizontal lines have the opposite effect. They tend to make the body look shorter and wider.
diagonal line
Diagonal Line
  • Diagonal lines add a feeling of movement to any design.
    • If they are fairly vertical, they make the eye move up and down, as vertical lines do.
    • If they are fairly horizontal, they make the eye move across, as horizontal lines do.
shape silhouette
Shape (Silhouette)
  • The overall form or outline of a garment.
  • Key design feature that occupies the minds of the designers, manufacturers, and retailers.
  • Three basic shapes in fashion: straight, bell-shaped, and bustle shaped
  • Pick up a copy of an article that relates the most to your own body shape or a shape that interests you.
    • Boys – take Oval.
  • Read the tips in regards to clothing items that your shape should wear and should avoid wearing.
  • Sketch an outfit that would look appealing to someone with that shape and explain WHY.
    • Cut the doll out and glue it in your notebook.
  • Sketch an outfit that would NOT look appealing to someone with that shape and explain WHY!
    • Cut the doll out and glue it in your notebook.
  • How the surface of a material, or fabric, feels and looks.
  • Fibers, yarns, and the method of fabric construction can determine texture.
  • Different terms used to describe texture: smooth, rough, dull, shiny, delicate, fine, shaggy, or flat.
  • Texture can affect the appearance of shape, giving a bulky or slender look, depending on the roughness or smoothness of the shape.
  • Texture can also influence the drape, or how a garment falls.
smooth textures
Smooth Textures
  • The body appears smaller.
  • Reveals figure.
shiny textures
Shiny Textures
  • Makes the body appear larger, as light reflects off the garment.
dull textures
Dull Textures
  • Fabrics with dull textures absorb light.
  • They have a slenderizing effect.
crisp and stiff textures
Crisp and Stiff Textures
  • Some fabrics are crisp and stiff. They are great for either making a body appear larger or hiding irregularities in a body shape.
    • Rough and bulky textures also make a body look larger.
large plaid texture
Large Plaid Texture
  • Large plaids and wide stripes that are bold in color will make a person look shorter and wider.
small plaid texture
Small Plaid Texture
  • Small plaids or patterns, without much color contrast, tend to make the body look smaller.
  • Patterns should be in proportion to body size. A very large design overpowers a small body frame. A very small design seems lost on a large body frame
function 5 th unspoken design element
Function (5th unspoken design element)
  • The intended purpose of an object.
  • Fashion is expected to function in various ways, including to beautify, to adorn, to express, to identify, to protect, and to even provide therapy.
fashion products
Fashion Products
  • Clothing
    • Garments used to cover the body
  • Accessories
    • Articles that complete or enhance an outfit
  • Home Furnishings
    • Anything in the home used for decorative purposes, curtains, slipcovers, pillows, pictures, etc)
importance of fashion
Importance of Fashion
  • Changes in fashion reflect shifts in the economy and the makeup of the population.
  • Serves as a historical record of culture and lifestyle.
  • Reflection of the economic environment.
    • When people are unable to satisfy their basic needs for food and shelter, style becomes less important.
plan b assignment
Plan B Assignment
  • Sketch a ‘fashion merchandise’ garment of your choice. (tank, dress, skirt, t-shirt, jeans)
  • Using the 4 Elements of Design (Color, Line, Shape, Texture) design the garment to meet your style guidelines.
  • Below the garment, discuss why you chose each of the 4 elements and how each element works for specific body types.
review questions
Review Questions
  • What is the difference between style and design?
  • What are the four basic elements of design?
  • How do economic conditions affect fashion?
textbook information
Textbook Information
  • Fashion Marketing. Glencoe Marketing Series.