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.