Whereas most fashion shows showcase fabrics, Fleurotica’s designers use a very different kind of medium to achieve their cutting-edge looks: plants. Fresh flowers, greenery, and other natural materials converge in unique pieces that 18 models will walk down the runway at this one-of-a-kind fashion show, taking place at the Garfield Park Conservatory on October 18th.
The aforementioned “designers” are actually floral artists, landscapers, and students from around the city. From A. Hunt Design to Northwestern University’s Plant Biology and Conservation Program, a wide array of organizations will be represented. Grab a ticket to Fleurotica ($175) and come to the Garfield Park Conservatory around 6:30 p.m. to enjoy some appetizers and cocktails before the show. This year, Fleurotica will also feature a performance by the Joffrey Community Engagement’s Exelon Strobel Dancers to complement the fashion.