You may remember a post we did about Shamekh Bluwi, a Jordan-based architect and fashion illustrator who uses clouds, buildings, and whatever else he finds to decorate his cutout dresses. Well now he's back with more exquisite patterns, and as you can see, his fashion designs are as imaginative as ever.


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Bluwi first got the inspiration for the idea during a trip to Dubai. Wanting to somehow incorporate his travel experiences into his fashion illustrations, he decided to capture the cities he visited by turning them into clothing designs. By holding the cutout against various landscapes, Bluwi can use a single template to create an infinite number of patterns ranging from water and sky to buildings and doorways. It's smart, it's resourceful, and it's fantastically creative despite its simplicity. See for yourself in the pictures below.

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Yvonne Bernal 4 months ago

Stunning. And chic. I'm a fan more than ever!

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ShenenehJ 4 months ago

Amazing

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Yvonne Bernal 4 months ago

Shamekh Bluwi - Are you selling these in real life?? YOU NEED TO, I'm loving your work.

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Yvonne Bernal 4 months ago

That "pink line" is actually called The Belt of Venus. Interesting that it was almost used as a real belt in this particular photo :)

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Yvonne Bernal 4 months ago

Again, another dress that could truly sell in real life. I wish they would start making these to really wear.

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Yvonne Bernal 4 months ago

This one is so exceptional, they could actually make a real outfit from that pattern. I wish they would!

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Yani Fernandez 4 months ago

I love this one also!

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Marsha Kaye 4 months ago

My favorite!

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Ann Ros'a 4 months ago

That's a stunning gown pattern!

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Ann Ros'a 4 months ago

Different...

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Sally Peterson 4 months ago

colorful and jazzy/pazzy

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Stu Erris 4 months ago

GREAT ART