Whether it's the Dior Spring Summer 2016 in Paris or Decorex in London, the abundance of blooms and structures in flowers was just simply breathtaking. First stop on the whirlwind look is Decorex where Hattie from That Flower Shop created the most wonderful entrance arch. Starting with scaffolding, bulking out with foliage and using lots of colour, Hattie and her team made the most memorable front gate to a cutting edge interior show called Decorex :
And then to look at Moncler who simply created a meadow for their models to dance in, it was so simply and filled with summer feeling that I was immediately transported back to the summers in Sligo and the gallivanting in the grass....It was all intensely pretty and fresh looking, especially set on a catwalk planted up with fresh meadow grasses and flowers.
But then the utmost of them all, Mark Colle from Antwerp did it again with Dior with 300,000 stems of blue delphinium according to the New York Times. Dior built a 59ft meadow-like mound in the Cour Carré outside the Louvre, under the eye of set designer Alexandre de Betak. Inside the space was another hill covered in delphiniums from which the models emerged, and lights that looked like giant flower stalks with spotlights for petals. The showspace was reminiscent of the first one created for Simons’ haute couture debut at Dior, where he filled a Paris house with thousands of flowers, floor to ceiling.
The whirlwind world of the shows has only just come to an end for this seasons showing but I can't wait to see what fashion florists have in their heads for the next season on the merry-go-round!