points). Examples include vertical, horizontal, diagonal and curved lines
plus their direction across space.
 
Shape and Form
 
Shape is a flat two-dimensional space enclosed by a line. For example, a
sleeve is a shape while it is a flat pattern. Form is a three-dimensional space
created by joining opposing edges of a surface. For example, a sleeve, when
stitched into a cylinder, is a form. The fabric (surface) of the sleeve creates
the form.
 
Light
 
Light is electromagnetic energy making things visible, the radiant energy
resulting from vibration of electrons. Light provides illumination and color;
it defines and locates lines, forms, and surfaces, and visually reveals the
physical world, including clothing. (Davis, p. 135)
 
   1. The physical effect of light depends upon the nature of its source and
       the objects it strikes.
   2. A change in the light source can change and manipulate figure and
       garment contours.
   3. Light rays define a garment's colors, contours, distance, location,
       position and surface texture.
   4. Light plays on a figure, emphasizing its three-dimensional qualities
       and creating highlights and shadows from the draping, folds, gathers
       or various textures of the clothing.
 
Color
 
Color is basically and internal sensation and an external occurrence. The
internal phenomenon includes eye perception and brain interpretation. It is
the body's physical, emotional and psychological reaction to light reflecting
from a surface. The external phenomenon of color is light wavelengths
radiating from a light source or reflecting surface (fabric). All surfaces
(fabrics) reflect light. Naturally occurring fiber colors and applied dyes and
pigments give fabrics color.
 

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