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Fashion’s Favorite Fleuriste: Thierry Boutemy in Belgium

October 07, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

We’ve long admired the work of Brussels-based florist Thierry Boutemy, first spotted on Ensuite. Boutemy may prefer to remain under the radar, but with high-profile clients from the fashion and art world (Matthew Barney, Lanvin, Alber Elbaz, Dries Van Noten, and Sofia Coppola), it’s hard to stay anonymous.

Boutemy (whose very name speaks of botany) operates the simply named Fleuriste shop in Belgium, where he creates haphazard-seeming but impossibly artful bouquets and floral installations.

Photography by Estelle Hanania for Nowness (except where noted).

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Above: Boutemy at work.

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Above: Fleuriste is located at 404 Avenue Louise; photograph by Clarisse Demory of Ensuite.

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Above: The shop interior.

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Above: Buckets of hellebores and red tulips blend with white sculptures.

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Above: A detail of a floral arrangement.

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Above: A wrapped bouquet for a client.

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Above: Dark purple anemones in a galvanized bucket.

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Above: Scenes from a party.

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Above: Simple branches.

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Above: Through the shop window; photograph by Clarisse Demory of Ensuite.

N.B. This is an update of a post that originally ran on September 17, 2013.