The use of negative space in prints has a simple charm of shape and colour.

We see that florals continue to be popular in a huge variety of styles, that ranges from romantic to granny nostalgia. Here we’re going to look at florals in a more graphic way that’s more “cut and paste” in form and clean in colour.



We're reminded of the artist Simon Hantaï who worked with the technique called "pliage" (folding). He would work on a huge canvas which was crumpled, folded and knotted and then proceed to paint over it, so when the canvas was opened, the unpainted became the creation.



The prints we've highlighted from Jason Wu's Fall 21 collection have a more "cut and paste" look to them, with their simple floral shapes and highlighted shadow outlines.



What's in our wardobe

What's in our wardobe

What's in our wardobe


The use of scale and background space at Erdem makes for a more dramatic style that works equally well with a white ground and reversed in black. We're calling these colourways as Night and Day.

We've even been inspired by our own wardrobe finds, like these simple silhouette prints in monochrome or with an additional highlight colour.

We're also loving this traditional Indonesian dye technique that plays with form and gives a cut-work look.