Breaking Down Art in Fashion


Negative Space

There are many compositions in this picture: negative space, texture, light and dark. Negative space would be the primary composition in the picture. The texture in this picture is water. You can see the texture of the water with the ripples and waves. The composition of negative space and light and dark are intertwined in this picture: the negative space is dark the furniture, the color of the water and the model is light her skin is a palest, faint blue and her clothing is pastel.

Size and Cropping

Different compositions and elements of art can be seen in this picture. The main composition of this photo is size and cropping. The model is cropped from the breast up. The focus point is on her head, the background is faded out. Even her fingers are slightly blurred.  There’s a side of her face that has been foreshorten by her head being held at the angle it’s in.

Dark and Light

In this photo, opposites attract. She is masculine. He is feminine.  She’s the leader and he’s the follower.  She’s dominant and he’s submissive. She is dark, he is light. The poses and positions the models capture the contrasts of light and dark in rare form.

Texture and Color

The model is wearing a red viscose and wool dress from the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection. The texture appears to be sturdy yet loose and flowing by the way it’s draped on the model. The dress is the focus of the photo. The dress is a popping bright red with tints of gold shimmer in the garment. The colors in the background are light and dull in comparison to the dress.


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Categories: Fashion

Author:Tamisha Monet

Fashion Editor ( Tamisha Monet calls Oakland home as a Bay Area native but resides in Houston. She's a staff writer for The Rouge Collection magazine, in their Beauty and Style department. She is the art contributor for the West Coast division of F.A.M.E. The Experience magazine. In the blogosphere, she’s worked with Vogue, Lexus, True Religion and more. She works as a Business Life Coach for various fashion and beauty start-ups through her company iStyle Fashion and Beauty Society.


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