|THE PRINCIPLES |
|Repetition is a design feature that is used more than once. It is directional |
and moves the eye from one element to its repeat on the garment.
| 1. The repeat is within the scale of the figure. It does not overpower or |
diminish the wearer.
| 2. The fabric thickness and texture of the repetition complements the |
design and the size and shape of the wearer.
| 3. The shapes, lines and position of the repetition on the garment are in |
visual harmony with the whole garment and complements the wearer.
| 4. Colors repeat with visual ease, whether stripes, pattern or color |
| 5. The repetition does not unduly focus on the erotic areas such as bust, |
crotch or derriere, or emphasize less attractive areas of the figure,
| 6. The garment lines do not negatively repeat the wearer's facial or body |
structures (square jaw, square neckline).
| 7. If stripes are repeated vertically, the figure is enhanced by their effect. |
If stripes are repeated horizontally, the figure is enhanced by their
| 8. The space between repetitions is in proportion to the figure. |
| a. If a wide repetition is used, the figure is enhanced by its effect. |
| b. If a narrow repetition is used, the figure is enhanced by its |
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