Here are some shapes. I used this picture to represent all the geometric shapes that fashion designers use to design clothing. For example for a simple skirt a designer would use squares. To make a desighn on the skirt would be made with many shpes,sizes and colors!

How math is related to fashion

Math is related to fashion through geometry and symetry!

So, math is not just a subject in school. Math can apply to many things in your (daily) life style, even going to the grocery store requires math (to count the money). Fashion and mathare compatible because symetry and geometry are math. In order to create fashion designs you must know that...
Symetry is

  • The quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.(

  • Geometry is

  • The branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs. (

  • Points, lines, surfaces and proportion are needed in fashion. Theese mathematical statements need to be understood by fahion deigners because they are the basics or creating fashion.

    3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 Ready-to-WearSo, if you take a look at this picture it shows a woman wearing a skirt, shirt, sweater and shoes. This outfit relates to math because lets just say the length from her torso to above the knee is 24 inches, the with from (her) hip to hip is 14 and a half inches, and the width from above the knee (shin) to the other side above her knee was 10 inches with a small space to move, we would need to find out how much fabric we need to make it, of course if you are making it by hand.


    Here is an example of how much fabric was needed for a skirt and how it is mapped out in a simple way. (i drew it!!) 24 14 10 and a half.
    Here is a picture of a woman measuring a womans size from her neck to her waist. In this picture i intend to show you how fashion designers calculate the length the width and height of some one to find out how much fabric is needed to make an article of clothing.

    L times W times H
    Lenghth times width this height are the measurements used to find how much fabric is needed to make the garment.