What can you say of this charming fashion illustrator, who lives by the dictum ‘Let’s Make Pretty Things Together!’? Meet Grace Ciao, based in Singapore, who combines fashion with art. Using her gift of visualization, she employs various mediums, like paints and flowers, to bring outfits to life.
Ciao loves to draw haute couture gowns since she adores their detailed elegance and understated luxury. If you’re intrigued by her use of flowers, this is how it all started. One night, when she was drawing, her eye caught a wilted rose placed at her desk. Despite its shriveled look, it still looked exquisite that compelled her to “immortalize its elegance and beauty”. She quickly added petals to the fashion illustration, she was working on, without having any idea what final shape it’ll take, but once it was completed, it really complemented the flows and folds of the fabric.
Since then, flowers have become Ciao’s hallmark and she knows how to showcase the soft and exquisite beauty of flower petals on delicate fabric to bring out their beauty in all its glory. She endeavors to capture this tender beauty in her artwork and provide her clients with customized designs that convey the sensitivity of her artwork.
Ciao shared her designs on Instagram and they started attracting a lot of attention. Even BuzzFeed and Huffington Post shared her work. Since then, there has been no looking back for her. The global recognition for her unique and sophisticated hand-drawn designs made global brands, such as Chanel, Dior, Elie Saab, Fendi, and many more make a beeline for her designs.
Ciao combines her creative flair with business savviness to serve her clients and deliver what they require. She has an uncanny feel for fashion trends that immediately connects with her audience. Little wonder she has created a niche of her own on the social media. On Instagram alone, she has over 86,000 fans.
Grace Ciao Fashion Illustrator