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If you're as obsessed with TikTok as I am, the title of this story makes sense to you. For those of you who aren't that addicted to the app, I'm basically putting myself in a box by admitting that knowing about this niche micro-trend actually wouldn't make you normal and a little too addicting to fashion – like I. The good news, however, is that I'm here today to update you on the new fall fashion trend that has made me beside myself since my discovery. I call this trend "negative space"because it looks like a piece of the puzzle or a large piece of clothing is missing, which creates a kind of negative spatial effect.
This trend is really in the details. This enigmatic feature can mainly be seen in the cutouts from knitwear to dresses and has mainly appeared in shades of black. As I said, this trend is a niche. Designers like Mugler, Khaite and Saint Laurent have some of the most iconic pieces, but I was thrilled to discover smaller contemporary brands like Recto and God Save Queens making equally strong iterations.
Ahead, you'll see this new fall trend in action on Instagram, on the catwalk, and in the market. From fancy party dresses to functional knitwear, this "negative space" trend is something to look out for as we step into fall. Oh, and good luck lest your jaw fall off – this trend is truly stunning. You'll see.
Although there have been significantly fewer reasons to get dressed this year, fashion girls are still finding every opportunity to showcase this "negative space" trend on Instagram. Be it a vacation picture or a mirror selfie at home, the wealth of content makes it clear that this unique detail is officially on the rise.
This trend was born on the runways in Fall / Winter 2020 thanks to designers such as LaQuan Smith, Mugler, Victoria Beckham and others. The enigmatic detail was hard to miss as some of the season's biggest trends were combed through, and we're excited to see it finally come to life on social media and in the marketplace.
The "negative space" trend has taken many forms in the marketplace, from dresses to knitwear. Whether you're shopping for a costume or sweater that will make your fall wardrobe feel fresh, this new micro-trend is a great place to start your search no matter what it looks like.