Drawing on the distinctive style and craftsmanship within the John Rocha, Roksanda, Marni and Stella McCartney collections, the planting concept seeks to emulate the colour, intricacy of detail and tapestry of textures of the fabrics. In some cases one colour is composed of many and in others, the colours intertwine and diffuse into each other.
Iris germanica (Iridaceae) was chosen as the medium to reflect the first concept of ‘floral fusion’. It is an ancient species of the Iris genus. The origin is unknown but within the species there are hundreds of hybrids that range from black purple to crisp white so although there is a diverse selection of colours to choose from, the particular selection of the germanica species retains a uniformity and composure in the structure.