Negative space is a compositional tool used in both two- and three-dimensional artwork. A simple way to describe negative space is, "what is not present." Of course, negative space does not actually imply any "negative" connotation. In fact, when used properly this element is just as important as what is actually present in the piece. Instances of negative space were popping up all over the Fall 2012 runways, and in many different styles, shapes, and forms. DVF utilized negative space to reference her film noir influence, while Peter Dundas at Pucci used negative space to create daring cutouts, proving that what is not present, really can be more important than what actually is ;) Images via Style.com.