GABINE ART PROJECT BY GRACE CIAO
Gabine Art Project
By Grace Ciao
Fashion illustrator Grace Ciao transforms the Gabine leather saddle bag into wearable art
Singapore-based fashion illustrator and artist Grace Ciao is known for her creative use of flowers, eye for detail and speedy live drawing. As a nature-lover, she finds inspiration in everything around her. CHARLES & KEITH is pleased to work with her on a limited-edition series — by using the Gabine leather saddle bag as her canvas, she creates unique pieces of wearable art. Grace has hand-painted each bag in this special capsule collection with her signature florals, making all of them truly one-of-a-kind.
For this collection, Grace “wanted to create a stylish design that women would feel proud to carry”. As an artist, she thinks that it is important that her artworks bring joy to the people who see or own them. While working on this project, she is inspired by the idea that “every hand-painted flower is unique on its own, just like how no two flowers in nature are the same”. To complement the style and elegance of the Gabine bag, she used bold strokes that “speak of intent and confidence” — these are traits that she feel every woman should possess.