The floral art form that is “botanicial couture” has captured the imaginations of both floral designers and consumers around the world in recent years, yet some floral retailers dismiss its importance, saying that it is not commercially viable.
Today, however, botanicial/floral couture is much more encompassing than just the over-the-top garments often seen in runway shows and editorial photoshoots. The art form (and term) now comprise all floral wearables, including realistically “doable” and salable pieces that have massive appeal to Generations Y and Z—many of who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary floral pieces to express their individuality, for weddings, proms and other celebratory occasions.
This awe-inspiring book has it all! From diminutive floral rings to extravagant floral gowns, the more than 100 “fantastical” designs on these pages (eight of which have how-to instructions) were created by 43 visionary floral artists from eight countries on four continents, providing a truly worldwide perspective of this floral phenomenon. The designs include:
- Headpieces, hairpieces, hair combs, headbands, turbans and “hats”
- Jewelry, including necklaces/chokers, bracelets, earrings and rings
- Gowns and dresses
- Capes, boas and scarves
Floral/botanical couture is an international art form that is here to stay, and the diversity of designs in this book will inspire virtually all flower lovers—from professional floral designers to floral enthusiasts—to give this art form a go, at whatever level they choose to pursue it.