Next month, Bal Harbour Shops’ lush landscape will immerse guests into the world of floral couture with Fleurs de Villes FEMMES, a showcase of floral talent and extraordinary women. The 10-day event debuting on March 4th is imagined by Fleurs de Villes co-founders Tina Barkley and Karen Marshall.
The Vancouver-based duo, who established their brand in 2015, work with local floral designers to create unforgettable installations around the world. In the case of Fleurs de Villes FEMMES, the stellar lineup includes 21 high-profile names: Alejandro Figueira, Andres Aguilar Designs, Aniska Creations, Anthology, Bloominescent, Casaflor, DIVINE Creations, Hayal Flowers Design & Events, Indigo Hues Designs, Jassi & Co Creative, La Feterie, LeChat Roses, Luxury Flowers Miami, Maison La Fleur, Oscar Mora Floral Art & Design, Petal Productions, Plan Design Events, The Flora Buds, The Soiree Aesthetic, Twigs and Daises and Primrose Floral & Event Design.
Coinciding with Women’s History Month, Fleurs de Villes FEMMES celebrates remarkable women from all periods of history—the muses for the designers are a diverse and accomplished group and include tennis legend Billie Jean King, the French star Sarah Bernhardt, the iconic American writer Joan Didion, Queen Anne, Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, Cleopatra and Audrey Hepburn, who Bal Harbour Shops chose as its muse. Under the artistry of the Miami-based, award-winning studio Aniska Creations, the Shops’ mannequin will take on the persona of Hepburn’s Eliza Dolittle in “My Fair Lady.”
These iconic names are presented in a gallery-like setting which guests can experience at their own pace on a self-guided tour. You can also look forward to flower installations in storefronts that engage the senses in every way with their confetti of colors and unique displays. Participating retailers include Alexandre Birman, Fendi, Brunello Cucinelli, Graff, Intermix, Fabiani Filippi, and David Yurman.
The 10-day event includes activities for kids, a flower market and an opportunity to vote for your favorite mannequin. But first, there’s the grand kick off: a private event in partnership with ACCESS and the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on Friday, March 4, honoring women of style and substance.
Images courtesy of Theodora Ritcher.