Flower Overdose

Today we feel like a flower and picture overdose. We were already blown away by the ethereal beauty of Mark Colle's flower arrangements for Raf Simons' last Jil Sander collection but what he did for Dior haute couture was just mind-blowing. We even think that Mark's flowers got more attention than the collection.

It certainly puts the Antwerp based master florist on the world map (his flower shop is called Baltimore Bloemen). Colle can be next to the likes of Thierry Boutemy or Daniel Ost, other Belgian master florists who conquered the world with somptuous flower installations.

For Raf Simons' first ever Dior collection Colle decorated five rooms in a Parisian hôtel particulier (a mansion). It looked like the walls were 'in bloom'. He used blue delphiniums, yellow laburnums, pink-tinged white orchids, pink and yellow roses, peonies, and dahlia blossoms. The models were walking into a magical flower labyrinth and it left the public no doubt enchanted .
And before everything was demounted and the flowers withered, American VOGUE photographer Norman Jean Roy took a beautiful portrait of Raf with model Diane Kruger in of the rooms. It's featured in VOGUE's September edition but you can check it already out on our Facebook fanpage.

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