This or That?

Pretty Pastels – Jil Sander Fall 2012

Antwerp-based Belgian florist extraordinaire Mark Colle has been busy this year…   especially when Raf Simons (who’s also Belgian) decides to have him create floral fantasies for not one, but two of his fashion shows.

Blooms in a Box

The first was for Raf’s last collection for Jil Sander back in March where beautiful blossoms were encased in glass boxes, seven in all, to mark the number of years he spent with the label.

Botanical Beauty

Mark then designed the fabulous floral rooms for Raf’s first couture collection under the Dior name that took the blogging and Twitter world by storm in early July.

Christian Dior – Couture 2012

Over a million fresh flowers were used to decorate a Parisian “hotel particulier” as a backdrop to a collection that paid homage to Mr. Dior’s “Flower Women” and passion for gardens.

Peonies, Dahlias, Carnations and Roses

It’s no wonder the audience was left breathless… even the video about the creation of the botanical bonanza is a sight to behold.

Orchids, Orchids and More Orchids

We’re torn as to which ravishing runway we like best…   Which do you prefer – container gardens or wallflowers?

Photos via, Pinterest and Dior Mag

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  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking August 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Wow! There is just so much eye candy in this post that I am left feeling a little speechless! Container gardens are beautiful but it’s the wall of flowers that really bowled me over!

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass August 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I love the container florals, but the walls are beautiful too. Can you imagine the scent? Wow.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Wednesday.

  • Reply StyleLinx August 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I’m in awe! The container flowers are perfection and have inspired me to make some for the next dinner party, but the wall of flowers?! The wall of flowers?! Beyond heavenly! I’m speechless…(& you know that takes a lot :)

  • Reply Donna with A Designer's Perspective August 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

    They are both beautiful, but I’m thinking more of the container florals. The wall florals are breathtakingly beautiful too.

  • Reply pretty pink tulips August 15, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I seriously love both….I’m a lucite fan so the blooms in the box are really cool.

    I guess you could say I love This and That! :)
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita August 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I love them both – the containers are stunning, but the walls are breathtaking. Beautiful!

  • Reply quintessence August 16, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Adore them both as well as Raf Simmons’ fabulous new collection for Dior – a home run all the way around!!

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