We’ve been smitten with Shamekh Al-Bluwi‘s landscape-inspired take on fashion illustration since 2015. Using nothing but his surroundings and some skillfully-drawn paper cut-outs, the Jordan-based artist continues to create one-of-a-kind clothing designs.
To create each unique work of art, Al-Bluwi first sketches a model on a piece of paper. He then carefully snips out the silhouette of her clothing, resulting in a garment-shaped cut-out. Finally, he holds the paper in front of his desired backdrop, and voila! He’s created a daring dress design.
In addition to showcasing Al-Bluwi’s artistic expertise and eye for design, each fashion illustration presents a new way to observe seemingly mundane scenes of everyday life. Much like his past designs, Al-Bluwi’s more recent pieces incorporate a wide range of subject matter, including fascinating architecture, diverse flora, and decorated textiles. By highlighting the rich colors, overlooked textures, and unexpected patterns of the city, the artist reimagines the world around him and proves that creativity never goes out of style.