The most important component in fashion sketching is the line. How can it be that something so simple can convey a 1000 words? A complete image? A state of being? Drama? Sensuality? The line is to be revered, almost as something sacred, for with just 1 stroke an entire story unfolds. The line must be free of restraint yet controlled. It must have fluidity and poise in order to be able to define something as sensuous as the female shape, or bold and powerful enough to identify a silhouette.