… they’d have to fit the kind of distorted bodies that designers imagine we have (pictured).
My friend and colleague Zern Liew made this image.
The two figures in the middle are typical of fashion design drawings. Designs are based on these oddly proportioned, fantasy, body shapes.
Click though to see what this distorted image would mean for the design of a toilet.
This was all part of a talk he gave high school students on body image as part of the Eating Disorders Foundation of NSWâ€™s annual Youth Forum last year.
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As my wife said — “Oh, that’s because they are based on the Leonardo shape. As a Visual Artist, I draw from the Bauhaus shape.”
She then went on to comment that the Leonardo shape, based on filling a circle, is rarely accurate.
And that is without considering the lack of skeletal muscle in the fashion drawing 🙂
In a lovely coincidence, this week Polish researchers announced that we’re sexually attracted to legs 5% longer than average.
Short legs are linked with “a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes and with higher levels of a body fat called triglyceride, which is linked to the clogging of the arteries, heart disease, strokes and insulin resistance in men”.
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