After describing the process of designing mannequins in our last blog post, we concluded that they can take many forms: abstract, realistic, or both. What factors determine the final choice of style? What distinguishes these forms from one another?
Realism – honoring the beauty of the human body
In the mannequin industry, the realistic style focuses largely on their heads and faces. A sculptor attempts to capture every detail as accurately as possible, so that despite its static nature, it resembles a human and expresses emotions. Moreover, the richness of details extends beyond the upper body, since special models of realistic mannequins even have vein outlines, although these are only prepared in customized orders because of the time-consuming process involved in their manufacturing.
This realistic display is created according to the rules of anatomy. In the adopted pose, the human body is faithfully represented – the wrist’s bend determines the position of the hand, and in turn, it affects the posture of the whole structure. Here is a mannequin from the INDIVIDUAL REALISTIC collection as an example. Right leg is far back, left leg takes a step forward, and the torso is turned halfway to the left. The left arm is straight and hidden at the back while the right arm is bent at the elbow with the palm close to the face, a cute and trendy pose inspired by classic supermodels. Would you recognize immediately that the gaze directed at you is not human when you meet it?
Abstraction – every artist’s dream
Moreover, realistic poses also appear on mannequins designed in abstract styles. As described above, you will see the extraordinary level of detail we used, for example in the ICON ABSTRACT line, whose name corresponds to the form. However, the unnaturally oval heads of this type of mannequins, as well as mannequins without noses and eyes will certainly catch your attention.
Almost every artist dreams of proving their creativity and creating a work that is unconventional. When it comes to mannequins, it is precisely the abstract style that allows you to let your imagination run wild. However, the entire project must be coherent and reflect the main idea of the line. Therefore, it isn’t merely an abstract collection of details, but a carefully conceived concept.
What are the characteristics of abstract mannequins?
- oval-shaped head,
- lack of eyes, nose, and mouth,
- exceptionally long neck,
- elongated limbs,
- geometric shapes,
- proportional variation (e.g. fingers too long in comparison with palms).
It is abstract mannequins that draw customers’ attention, intrigue them and arouse their curiosity. The IN TOUCH collection typifies the independent, self-confident women of today. Mannequin poses that evoke emotions create a perfect synergy with the abstract style of the displays.
Semi-abstraction: a perfect compromise
Additionally, our portfolio features semi-abstract collections combining aspects of realism and abstraction. The NEXT line features female silhouettes that have a beautifully sculpted body line, as well as a clear outline of the face, nose, and eyes. These poses show more dynamic movement and human-like qualities due to the geometric symmetry they adopt.
The semi-abstract ONE CLASSIC collection, however, is kept in a more static style. This composition is characterized by a dominant minimalism combined with stylizations in dark shades that emphasize the composition’s simplicity and elegance.
Exceptional beauty: mannequins are works of art.
There are different lines of mannequins, each with their own history and soul. Nothing happens by accident – every detail is often the result of hours of analysis, ideas, and trials. MORE Mannequins strives to tell this story with each unique collection. Our goal is to make our products more than mannequins. This is truly a work of art, and we are glad that we can still make it!