THE FOUR VIEWS IN FASHION and FASHION DRAWINGS

 

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Whether you are an Aspiring designer, Model or Fashion enthusiast, you just love knowing more about how this industry works. How creativity Sparks your life, ignites your curiosity and excites your desires.

Fashion illustrators use four views when drawing a model. Imagine yourself trying on an outfit and looking in the mirror. What views do you try to get to determine whether a look is for you? Here are the four views you see and should take the most notice as you turn slowly from front to back:

     a) The Front view

     b) The Three-quarter view

     c) The Side view

     d) The Back view

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Facing forward: The front view

Artists often consider the front view the easiest to draw. Imagine looking straight on at a person or at yourself in the mirror. The front view allows you to see a complete view of both sides of the body, keeping the imaginary center front line exactly down the middle. You take note of your shoulders, your waist, and generally how well the garment complements your frontal view (face, shape, built).

The front view is great for fashion illustration because seeing all the details is easy; clothes hang well and look fun! Add the angled shoulders and hips that convey attitude in fashion drawing, and you have a great start on fashion illustrations.

Teasing yourself & the viewer with the three-quarter view

Think about the stars on the red carpet posing for pictures. As they pose, they tend to turn their bodies slightly for a slimming effect and bring one foot forward. This pose is referred to as the three-quarter view. The three-quarter view allows you to see the front of the body, but one side is shown more than the other.

In the figure, you can see a sexy yet demure three-quarter view that shows more of the figure’s left arm than her right. Compare this to the front view, in which you can see both arms equally well.

With the three-quarter view, the head can face any direction; play with various directions for different looks, lighting and feelings. Drawing the three-quarter view is a bit advanced, but that makes it all the more fun to explore, so don’t let it scare you!

Turning to the side view

You may not see or use the side view as much as the other views, but it’s great for showing the side details of a dress or the way a coat nips in at the back waist. The side view is also a high fashion and creative way to show a wedding dress or evening gown. It is also VERY useful when trying skin tight clothing (mini dress, mini skirt, bathing suit, pants/leggings).

When drawing, capturing the side view can be tricky, but with a little practice, your side views will have just as much attitude as your rockin’ front views.

Spinning around to see the back view

The back view is really only needed to show — yep, you guessed it — the back of a garment. Think about all the types of clothing where straining to see your back end is important. Jeans, jeans, and more jeans, without a doubt! And strapless dresses or other types of revealing clothing often have you trying for a good view of the back as well.

Fashion artists often use back views in fashion illustration as companions to the front views of a design. Many times, a design includes both the front and back views to give a detailed look at the garment.

The best part about drawing the back view is that it’s almost exactly the same as drawing the front view. With a few minor changes, drawing a figure from the back view comes as naturally as drawing one from the front.

So the next time you find yourself in a changing room, watching a fashion show or doing fashion sketches, take note of these views.

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YEEZY Season 2 Praised and Blasted

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For weeks on end, fashion devotees have been clamoring over what Kanye West would pull out for his New York Fashion Week presentation with Adidas, Kanye West Yeezy Season 2. The wait was over on Wednesday (September 16), as he unveiled his latest military-inspired designs at Skylight Modern in New York City. In true Yeezy fashion, it was epic in proportion, with movie theaters around the world screening the show live for his loyal fans and a star-studded front row worthy of every front page.

And Don’t worry about the recent bashing this line also received for looking like “future slave gear” and “Starwars”.

Meanwhile, Cathy Horyn had zero patience with West’s latest collection. In her previous review of his first NYFW collection, Horyn claimed the fashion world was too infatuated with Kanye, and that a Stockholm Syndrome-like effect was preventing her peers from fairly reviewing his show—and giving him the criticism he deserved.

This time around, she spared him absolutely no mercy, writing a total takedown that didn’t just slam Kanye—but put the rest of the fashion world on blast.

“This second round of drab, broken-down basics proved he can’t be taken seriously as a designer, but nevertheless many people in fashion do seem to take West seriously — they keep showing up expectantly for his performances — and that makes them fools,” she wrote, after claiming the models looked like POWs in Spanx.

 

Source: USA Today

 

 

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Giorgio Armani Brings back the 80’s at Milan Fashion Week

Giorgio Armani’s 80’s Inspired look at MFW (Milan fashion Week) 

 

Milan Fashion week saw Armani bypass his signature dark shades in favor of a more lighter feminine palette.

 

Giorgio Armani seemed to be feeling nostalgic for the Eighties at Milan Fashion Week today when he unveiled a collection which borrowed from some of the the eras best known trends.

With combinations of lurex with twee bows and prom dresses, reminiscent of Madonna’s Immaculate Collection hey day, the designer’s debuted the latest addition to his Emporio Armani line.

Then, lightweight duster coats, which came in blush, sky blue and grey, were crafted from ribbed wool and crushed organza. Boxer shorts (YES, Boxer shorts), were laser cut to reveal flashes of skin, also stood out.  Puffer anoraks, which also nodded to the Eighties, were among the most playful looks on the catwalk.

It was biter-sweet at times, as Armani bypassed his signature shades of black and navy in favor of an overtly feminine palette of raspberry and lilac. But hey, sometimes change is good right?

To this end, flat shoes and sandals were presented alongside evening slip dresses embellished with cartoon floral trims while luxurious coats were worn flung over formal pencil skirts.

 

 

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Hot! or Hmm…: Natalie Portman’s Paris Opera Ballet Défilé Opening Gala Dior Spring 2015 Couture Green, Red, Yellow, and Blue Striped Dress

Natalie Portman kept it colorful at the Paris Opera Ballet Défilé. Opening Gala at the Palais Garnier in a dress from Dior’s Spring 2015 Couture Collection. These dresses are fabolus and fit for this mid summer…it suits the fall as well…
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She accessorized with Charlotte Olympia red satin heels and De Grisogono jewelry.
Her dress.. was modeled with slick blue boots. Wow thats cool. What else you need?
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It also comes in yellow.
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She looks great!
What do you think?

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Is Megan Fox Sending Ex Brian Austin Green a Message With “I Need More Space” Shirt? Pics

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Megan Fox wears an “I Need More Space” t-shirt in L.A.Credit: RFLA SPOT XPUS /AKM-GSI

Is this the new way for exes to communicate? Megan Fox wore a shirt with a not-so-subtle message in the wake of her August split from her husband, Brian Austin Green, while out with her kids in L.A. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The muscle tee’s message? “I Need More Space,” with a picture of an astronaut. The New Girl actress, 29, wore it with red beads, patterned athletic pants, and sneakers while playing with her sons with Green, Bodhi, 19 months, and Noah, 3.

Her T-shirt has Us wondering: Could this be a response to the one Green wore only a week prior, on Monday, Sept. 14?

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Brian Austin Green wears a “Life Hurts” t-shirt while grocery shopping on Sept. 14, 2015.
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Just after news broke that the couple’s marriage of five years was over, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star wore a floral patterned “Life Hurts” shirt, paired with sweatpants.

Fox filed for divorce on Aug. 21, just days after Us Weekly broke the news that the couple had separated. “Things have been rocky,” one source told Us about the couple’s relationship, while another added that Fox is extremely “independent” and can go “weeks without talking to another human. She’s gone off and done her own thing recently.”

 

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From Elle Fanning to Kate Mara, the Best Toronto Film Festival Looks

We interrupt our fashion week coverage with an important style report from the Toronto Film Festival: Intricate embroideries, sultry sheer panels, and jaw-dropping jewelry are stealing the spotlight as Hollywood’s leading ladies hit the red carpet in support of their latest films. Keep reading to see all the standout looks from Elle Fanning, Kate Mara, Dakota Johnson, and more. 

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