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Artist Grace Ciao Creates Organically Gorgeous Gown Designs

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 6, 2014 • References: graceciao and mymodernmet
There is a reason why flowers are so prevalent in the fashion industry and Grace Ciao takes it to the next level. Although she doesn't construct life-sized dresses out of real flowers, Grace Ciao does create the next best thing--fashion illustrations incorporating flower petals. The form of the different petals as well as their rich colors provide a slew of dress inspirations from ball gowns to cocktail frocks and everything in between.

Based in Singapore, Grace Ciao not only creates stunning flower fashion illustrations, she teaches courses so that others can emulate her work to a T. She explains why she uses flowers, “They help me create prints which I otherwise couldn’t have thought of. I think petals work really well for illustration also because their delicacy and exquisiteness mimic those of a soft fabric.”