Fashion illustrator and artist
Fashion illustrator and artist Grace Ciao is living proof that Singaporean talent can exist on an international front. She’s worked with an array of world-renowned fashion brands, including leading names like Chanel, Dior, Elie Saab and Saks Fifth Avenue New York. She was even named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2021! If that doesn’t scream accomplishment, we don’t know what does.
What’s amazing is that she didn’t start out with the intention to pursue art as a career. Growing up in Singapore, she often felt the more practical path was to graduate from university and get a stable job like everyone else. So she laid those dreams to rest. But a trip to Europe during an exchange inspired her to pick up her brushes once again.
Her works, posted on social media, were spotted and written about by popular American media platform Buzzfeed, propelling her to prominence. She even had the opportunity to work with Jaeger-LeCoultre on a 2014 campaign. We love that her designs utilise the natural beauty of flowers to immerse viewers in nature, allowing them to experience it in unconventional ways and stimulating conversations about working with the world we live in.