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Illustrator’s Ingenious Cut-Outs Turn Any Landscape into Clever Clothing Designs

Jordan-based illustrator Shamekh Al-Bluwi has found a brilliant way to combine his passion for fashion and architecture into a series of cleverly crafted illustrations. Like many of his contemporaries, the visual artist sketches his fashion illustrations on paper; however, he completes his drawings by meticulously cutting out the form of the outfits he's just outlined. This simple process turns the silhouette of each illustrated garment into a window, allowing Shamekh to see fashion as a direct reflection of the world around him.

The colors and patterns that fill each dress are entirely dependent on where the sketches are held up. The surrounding landscape serves as the fibers of each outfit. Shamekh plays with this connection between fashion and landscape, sharing multiple images on Instagram of the sketches superimposed on different vistas and architectural designs.

Shamekh's creative photos have even inspired other Instagram users to create their own fashion sketch cutouts.

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Shamekh: Instagram | Facebook
via [The Khooll]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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