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Elements of Design


Elements of Design in Fashion

As complex as fashion design may be, it can nonetheless be broken down into just a handful of component elements.  But, it’s only when these elements are brought together creatively and in perfect harmony that a design is considered successful.  Of course, contrasts and balances between corresponding elements will always differ significantly from one design to the next.  Nevertheless, they are all present to one extent or another in every garment and accessory created by any fashion designer.  For obvious reasons, the greater your understanding of these essential elements of design in fashion, the more capable you become as a fashion designer.

This insightful tutorial has been designed for anyone looking to become a confident and successful fashion designer.  Study an in-depth breakdown of the most important elements of design in fashion, including lines, shapes, space, colours and textures.  Explore the role and importance of each design element individually, along with its contribution to the final piece.  Learn how to work with the elements of design in clothing and dressmaking to strengthen your abilities and creativity as a fashion designer.



  • Analyse the elements of fashion design
  • Explain how to apply The Elements of Design in order achieve a well designed garment
  • Explore different types of designs
  • Describe the importance of colour in a design scheme

Programme Content


  • Introduction to Design
  • Elements of Design
  • Application of Line in Garments
  • Shapes
  • Space
  • Colour and Texture
  • Types of Design
  • Colour
  • Colour Selection
  • Texture

Target Audience

  • Existing fashion workers seeking career advancement or CPD
  • Entrepreneurs considering launching their own brand
  • Anyone who has interest in fashion design
  • Senior fashion workers targeting improved performance
  • Candidates seeking to expand their career opportunities
  • Individuals looking to enhance their CVs


No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.


  • Participants:8 - 400
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Participation:Only collaborative

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