Melanie Stapleton + Katie Marx, Flowering Now
Flowering Now was an ephemeral exhibition of innovative and abundant floral installations, from thirteen Melbourne florists. A personal project initiated by Melanie Stapleton of Cecilia Fox and Katie Marx, the collective show explored the interplay of transience and longevity – radiant blooms were celebrated alongside the process of gentle decay.
This collaborative project brought Melbourne’s flower community together to explore their practice, sharing a love of nature in ways that defy traditional understandings of floristry, and created a space for local florists to experiment with original ideas free from commercial demands.
Pomp + Splendour, Way Of Flowers
Pomp + Splendour were commissioned by local Melbourne fashion label, Obus, to create a series of floral arrangements to complement the colours and style of the Autumn 2018 collection.
Using autumnal seasonal botanicals like emerald beaded amaranths, persimmon fruit, privet berry, rosehips, native firewheel flowers, and crab apples, Pomp + Splendour created four unique pieces to pair with a variety of different outfit combinations. The addition of unusual tropical flowers including bird of paradise, pitcher plants, anthuriums and various orchids added an unexpected contrast to the seasonal Victorian botanicals. Delightful drama, depth and playfulness!