It was a special second day of the 2016 European Florist Championship in Genoa, with an exciting finale on stage in the spectacular "Auditorium"!
All competitors had to complete three tasks. “PIANTE E FASHION DI UN DESIGNER ITALIANO”, “AMORE E LUSSURIA” (LOVE & LUST), and “PRIMAVERA A SORPRESA” (Spring Surprise)
After which it was the task of the Jury to judge all the works while the audience was treated to an amazing floral demonstration by Dani Santamaria & Natalia Zizko as well as a ‘Flower, fashion and food' reception show by Pim van den Akker to round off the day.
At 23:00, after two long days of competition the new European champion was announced! Curious who was crowned the winner? Click here to find out
There is also a "People’s Choice Award" sponsored by Smithers-Oasis for which you can vote online until Sunday 11:30.
Below you can see the results from Dini Holtrop from Netherlands. On our Europa Cup 2016 event page you can also see all the floral designs of the other competitors.
Day 2: TASK NO. 4: “PIANTE E FASHION DI UN DESIGNER ITALIANO…”
Kind of work: A plant composition for a window display of an haute-couture Italian designer for men’s fashion of the competitor’s choice.
Description: This work piece should represent the illustrious high-end brand of an haut-couture Italian designer for men’s fashion of the competitor’s choice.
Requirements: Competitors must use exactly 10 plant varieties in the design to fulfill the task.
Shape/size: The shape is free. The arrangement must not exceed a ground space of 150cmx150cm and a height of 250cm.
Technique: Free. The design is expected to last 1 month.
I liked this challenge, because plants are trendy again. Last summer we went to Milan and saw that in a lot of luxurious clothing shops where they displayed a lot of plants as decoration of the shop. By the use of clothing hangers I created a dynamic and playful image. Inside the hats I created a composition whit the plants. These hats I placed in the construction to create a particular composition. Besides the hat as an icon for male fashion I also used another icon, the tie. On these ties I printed the images of plants that are corresponding with plants inside the construction. By the combination of concrete, metal and the selection of plants there have been created a rough and powerful image.
I searched a lot on the internet for fashion designer like: Vivian Westwood and Iris van Herpen. The interiors of luxurious clothing shops gave me inspiration in how they made their shop windows and presented their clothing.
I chose for a combination of succulents, carnivorous and tillansia species. This combination gives a rough and manly appearance.
Step by Step “PIANTE E FASHION DI UN DESIGNER ITALIANO…”
Day 2: TASK NO. 5: “AMORE E LUSSURIA” - "LOVE & LUST"
Theme: Amore e Lussuria (Love and Lust)
Kind of work: Handtied bouquet with 1 binding point
Description: This work piece should reflect the emotions of an enthralling Italian man.
Requirements: Competitors must use 60 stems of roses in the design. 1 person alone should be able to transport the bouquet. Competitors will be able to choose a maximum of 5 rose varieties beforehand.
Shape/size: The shape is free.
My bouquet shows romance by the shape, but because that I have used lingerie as decoration there is certainly a sexy touch.. So love and lust for sure!
I have chosen for the colors red, purple and pink, because I think these are the colors of love.
Lets go to a higher level!!!
Step By Step of “AMORE E LUSSURIA”
TASK NO. 6: “PRIMAVERA A SORPRESA” - "Spring Surprise"
Europa Cup web App
Not everybody will be able to travel to Genoa for the Europa Cup 2016.
Therefore Florint & Flowerweb have created a special "EUROPACUP VOTE & SUPPORT APP" that allows everyone to Vote and Support their favourite competitors in Genoa as well as participate in a Europa Cup Quiz & Survey.
Whether you are in Genoa or at home you will be able to follow the action and participate.
SUPPORT Your Favourite Competitor
Visit the EUROPA CUP WEB APP to upload your support Picture!
You can support your favourite competitor by taking a picture and uploading it in the app.
Your picture and personal message will be displayed in a slideshow on 4 large screens during the Europa Cup.
The picture can be a selfie, a group photo or something funny... You are welcome to wear something flowery and colourful or in the colours of the competitor's country.
Whether at home or present at the event, the selfie app works quite easily: you can use your computer, iPad or smartphone to upload a picture plus a little text. This will then be uploaded automatically on a big screen at the event, so all competitors can see their friends, family and fans supporting them.
You can see an online overview of all uploaded pictures by clicking here
For an extensive step by step explanation of the App, please check this article.
"People’s Choice Award" by Smithers-Oasis: VOTE For each assignment
From the moment the first task has been completed, people both outside and present at the event will be able to VOTE for their favourite arrangements. Although you are not allowed to vote for the competitor from your own country, you can let us know whose work you liked most for each task.
You will be able to check out all the step by step articles on Flowerweb to compare the competitors and hear the stories behind their creations.
Voting will be open until Sunday (10 April) 11:30. The competitor with the most Votes in the end, will win the "People’s Choice Award by Smithers-Oasis "
For an extensive step by step explanation of how to vote, visit this article.
Florint has partnered with Flowerweb to conduct live reporting from the event, enabling you to follow all the news and happenings at the Europa Cup 2016 in Genoa.
Everyday we will send you a step-by-step of the various creations from the previous day accompanied by one-on-one interviews with the competitors as they speak about their work.
So the last thing to do is to click the "Facebook Connect" button on the top right to create your free login to Flowerweb and we will keep you up to date!
In case you are a florist and would like your own FREE "Floral designer profile page" on Flowerweb or a "company page" for your flowershop you can send us a request here