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Joseph Massie Does It Again!

From winning competitions to creating breath taking floral gown, Joe Massie always seems to have been put on this earth to wow us! This week floral.today is super excited as Touchwood and Joseph Massie have written a great article, A “Touch Of Chelsea : A Floral Couture Installment’ for you, our viewers, to enjoy. Check out the article and make sure to see all the pictures of the installment below!

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Floral fans were in for a treat yesterday afternoon when floral maverick Joseph Massie unveiled his unique twist on the Chelsea Flower Show on Thursday 22nd, May for Touchwood. Focusing more ‘horti-couture” than horticulture, the Midlands leisure and retail centre played host to artist and designer Joseph Massie (26) who created and exquisite dress made entirely from fresh flowers for TV’s Made In Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue to reveal.

Helping to showcase the summer’s biggest trend of floral fashions, five-time RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal award winner Joseph Massie hand-made the stunning gown for TV star and fashion blogger Rosie to unveil. Taking over 25 man hours to craft, the guests visiting the centre between 4pm and 8pm on the 22nd had the opportunity to meet with and chat to Rosie, and to be photographed with Joseph and the unique ‘horti-culture’ creation.

Created with thousands of fresh blooms and standing in SITU for five days, the floral couture installation contains a diverse mix of floral materials in a riot of summer colour. The majority of floral materials included within the floral couture installation were sponsored by a collective of growers under the luxury LM Flower Fashion banner including:

Phalaenopsis from Walter Grootscholten

Vanda from Anco Pure Vanda

Chrysanthemum from Zentoo Chrysanthemums

Sweet and Pearl Avalanche from Meijer Roses

Gloriosa, Eryngium, Clematis and Asclepia from Marginpar


Joseph comments: “It’s always a great pleasure and privilege to collaborate with brands on installations ~ especially during Chelsea week when there is such a wonderful abundance of gorgeous floral materials to work with and the whole country is talking about flowers. With this piece, we’re focusing on a luxurious riot of both colour and texture ~ combining bright contrasting hues against a palette of nudes, creams and pale blues. I’ve a feeling it will be a very special piece, and I can’t wait to unveil it to the public.”

Rosie comments: “I was thrilled to be asked to be part of such and exciting project. Floral is such a huge trend this year, and Joseph’s fresh flower couture creation offered a truly unique way to showcase the style. The dress itself is absolutely stunning and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t already done so to pop down to Touchwood to see it for themselves.”

Lucy Burnett, marketing manager at Touchwood, adds: “Our stunning floral creation proved a huge success with our guests and brought a real sense of fun to summer fashion. Floral is the season’s must have print so we thought what better way to highlight what’s on offer at the centre than to create out own twist on the Chelsea Flower Show. We would like to thank Rosie and Joseph for the incredible work, as well as everyone who came along to enjoy the event. We hope all our guests have fun experimenting with their summer style.”

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Joseph Massie Touching Up His Creation

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Rosie Posing With The Gown


What a wonderful article and what a brilliant design and concept. Floral.today loves the combination of colors, textures and the beautiful silhouette of the design. For those that don’t know the wonderful Joseph Massie, he is five-time Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner which he has also won four Best In Show awards along with those. He has also been award a staggering 17 national competition victories and awards and he is only 26. Joe has his own company out of Liverpool, UK devoted to art and design. For those that don’t know about Rosie Fortescue, she is a BAFTA award-winning for her involvement with Made In Chelsea, a reality series on Channel 4. You can also follow Rosie at her fashion blog, At Fashion Forte, where you can catch up on all things fashion and style.


This was a wonderful article and design, click on all the links to go see more about the people involved, the flower companies or the fantastic Chelsea Flower Show. We thank you for joining us for this article and for Joe and those that sent us the article.


Till Next Week,
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