A.W.A.K.E. 2015 Spring Collection | Presented by Shawanda Jones

Balance: Asymmetrical Balance

The large beige colored flowers toward the right side of the sweater is adjacent to shorter length of the skirt, conveying a feeling of weight that has been distributed equally.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Balance: Radiation

The lower half of the dress flares outward, giving the illusion the that dress is expressing movement of steadily flowing outward away from the body.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Balance: Approximate Symmetry

The dress expresses symmetry except for a slight structural difference on one half of the dress. If cut vertically in half, the neckline would be the deciding factor that throws off the symmetry because both sides of the neckline are not identical, making this approximate symmetry. 

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Emphasis: Line

The white vertical line that stretches two-thirds of the dress catches the eye first because of the white color cutting through the black background of the dress.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Emphasis: Shape

Emphasis is instantly drawn to the organic shape of the outfit. The outfit is curvy, related to figures found in nature.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Emphasis: Pattern

The eyes are first drawn to the plaid pattern in the upper half of the dress because of the bold red stripes in contrast in the beige base color of the dress.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Rhythm: Alternation of Color

The mesh material allows the model's brown skin tone to contrast against the black material in the dress. The viewer sees black to brown to black, creating the illusion of the alternation of color.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Rhythm: Concentricity

The upper half of the dress shows structural concentricity. The visual plaid pattern creates structural pleats that overlap and progressively change in layers to create a flower like design that bulges away from the flat dress.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#23"

Rhythm: Sequencing

The dress has a horizontal pattern that repeats a green squirrel to beige background to a pink squirrel.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Proportion/Scale: Change in Motif/Pattern size

The motif remain the same size throughout the suit but increases in size at the cuffs or wrists of the coat of the suit.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Proportion/Scale: Change in Structural Details

The dress changes from thick cotton material to large sections of fur four times throughout the design.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Unity: Structural Details in close Proximity

The pleats starting at the lower half of the dress are in close proximity to one another, creating a sense of motion flowing throughout the bottom of the dress.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Unity: Similarity in Decorative Details

The lines in the dress are not all the same, but they do share visual similarities and characteristics with one another.

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

Unity: Closure

The viewer knows that the back of the fur coat has been replaced with another material, but will still refer to the piece of clothing as a fur coat as a whole. This is because people tend to fill in the gap of the missing piece with familiarity. 

Derived from "http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/a-w-a-k-e-/slideshow/collection#12"

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