A Study of the Expressions of the Silhouette in the Fashion Illustrations

패션 일러스트레이션에 나타난 실루엣 표현 연구

  • Choi, Yoo-Jin (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Choi, Jung-Hwa (Center for Beautiful Ageing, Kyungpook National University)
  • 최유진 (경북대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 최정화 (경북대학교 장수생활과학연구소)
  • Received : 2011.09.27
  • Accepted : 2012.02.28
  • Published : 2012.04.30


This study analyzed silhouette expressions in the fashion illustrations by theory based on results of studying the characteristics of the forms and meanings of the silhouette expressions in art historically. For the actual considering this study collected and categorized fashion illustrations from 1990 to the present limitedly, and clarified the meaning of the silhouette expressions. Those expressions in fashion illustrations were categorized to the 5 items; black & white silhouette, color silhoutte, pattern silhouette, paper silhouette, line silhouette. Silhouette expressions of the fashion illustrations were categorized to 3 items: metaphorical fantasy, essential minimization, anonymous representation.


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