The Monkie is Desmond Lim.

Desmond began his career as a Graphic Designer in desktop publishing and slowly rose up the ranks art directing covers and fashion spreads from LIME to 8-days and Style Magazine.

Coupled with a degree in Media Communication and Advertising, Desmond is able to bridge seamlessly across different mediums, while adding diversity to his craft. In 2006, he made a career leap from Art Director to Fashion Editor, and headed three key local titles in Singapore: Prestige Magazine, Prestige Lifestyle and August Man. Within a short span of two years, Desmond was promoted to Fashion Director.

Desmond is currently the Fashion Director of Singapore Tatler, and is behind each month's cover and fashion spreads. He works closely with the Digital and Events departments, curating a 360 experience for its readers, forging a seamless dialogue between print, digital and in-store activations.

His ability to transform key figures from the high society set into extraordinary characters in front of the camera has gained him a following in the industry. Constantly inspired by history, music or a mere conversation, Desmond's take on womenswear can be described as glamourous with a slight out-of-bed cool while his take on menswear is eccentric yet sophisticated.

On top of his magazine work, he is also a consultant to luxury fashion labels like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Dior, Burberry and Tiffany&Co. and hosts styling workshops as well as trains regional brand representatives to enable them to better understand consumer behaviour, shopping patterns and trends.

He is selected by Miuccia Prada herself as the only approved stylist in Singapore to host all the private events for Prada and Miu Miu.