Having attended the 'Moving Kate' exhibition at SHOWstudio a few months ago, I was delighted to have received another invite, this time to visit their latest exhibition; Fashion Flora!
Fashion Flora showcases the use of flowers within the Fashion Industry throughout the decades, and is shown by contemporary fashion illustrators. The exhibit consists of 40 original pieces of artwork, for the 'Belgravia in Bloom' as part of the 6 day floral festival that collated various floral installations to celebrate The Chelsea Flower Show.
Personally, I love flowers. In particular, white roses, and it would appear that I'm not the only one who loves flowers also.. Nick Knight (The owner of SHOWstudio and iconic fashion photographer) had this to say about the exhibit:
Nick Knight: "Flowers have always been a huge influence and inspiration in the art of fashion design as well as a recurring theme throughout my own work. So it is with great pleasure that I can announce the latest exhibition at the SHOWstudio Fashion Illustration gallery, 'Fashion Flora'. The exhibition presents an explorative look at the use of flowers as a motif in fashion throughout the decades, as seen by 40 of the world's preeminent contemporary fashion illustrators. Curated by Flora Starkey, who is one of the most exciting floral designers working today, the exhibition will also feature Flora’s beautiful flower arrangements."
As I made my way around the studio, I recognised a few of the fashion illustrators work from having visited the Moving Kate Exhibit. Each of the artwork was equally as distinctive as the next, and a couple of my favourites were:
- Jowy Maasdamme - Simone Rocha A/W '15
- Stephen Doherty - Dries Van Noten S/S '17
- Helen Bullock - Comme Des Garcons 'Blood & Roses' Spring 2015
'Fashion Flora' exhibition is free to the public to view and is currently showcasing from now until 21st July! If you are a fan of flowers and fashion, then be sure to head over to:
22D Ebury Street
P.S. the 'Moving Kate' exhibit is now being shown at The Mass in Tokyo!
Have you visited the Fashion Flora exhibit? Did you get a chance to visit the 'Moving Kate' exhibit earlier this year? Are you a fan of flowers? Do let me know your thoughts below, and don't forget to click that 'like' button!