The color Red really pops… especially in flowers. It is festive and strong, dramatic and seductive. Let Christian Tortu, a master colorist and designer, guide you through all the nuances of flowers in hues of red. Think Black Baccara Roses, Black Forest Calla Lilies, red charm Peonies and you have the idea.
Christian Tortu is best known for single-handedly challenging the way the world sees flowers. He is an acclaimed floral designer noted for mixing flowers, plants and vegetables in unique arrangements that strip away artifice and offer direct interpretations of nature. Today, his creations can be found in boutiques around the world and his floral “scenography” has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival and at the couture shows of Chanel, Dior or Valentino.
Nature has always been the inspiration for all of Tortu’s creations. “We need only to know how to look at the plants world, how to respect the uniqueness of species, and to accept their natural tendencies,” Tortu says in his exquisite book, Sensational Bouquets (Abrams, 2000). “We mustn’t force them, but reveal them. Nature is a good guide. It teaches us everything.”
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