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Lush In Translation

This season’s garden of bloom-worthy prints is anything but basic. Floral designer Marisa Competello interprets the runway’s botanical trend through showstopping 3-D creations

Inspired by spring’s bold new take on the perennial floral print, the creative mind behind New York floral design studio Meta Flower Marisa Competello gives DuJour a quick lesson in her area of expertise.


Dolce & Gabbana

The Arrangement: A branch of cherry blossoms
The Statement: “A literal translation. At home I decorate with branches and big leaves because they last forever. It’s kind of a little luxury.”



The Arrangement: A bird of paradise plant + fronds + an orchid
The Statement: “You don’t normally find black flowers, so it’s fun to make them up yourself. I painted a bird of paradise to be a blackbird, then to have color I used a beautiful orchid.”



The Arrangement: A pincushion flower + protea + frond
The Statement: “I love the boldness of this season’s floral trend and how graphic it is. It’s not subtle.”



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