Local Event Planner Displays Talent at Regional Competition
Local event planner and floral designer, Anthony Paul of Giraudel, represented Dominica at the Floral Design Competition in Guadeloupe, on May 18th and 19th.
Mr. Paul was among the top three floral designers in the competition, organized by the Fleurs Tendance Floral Design School.
Designers from all over the Caribbean were invited to participate in the competition. An elimination round assisted the selection of the top five designers.
The challenge was to create floral designs in keeping with the three main categories: Floral Creole Identity, Haute Couture Floral and Marriage for all.
Judging criteria included points for interpretation, color, composition and techniques used.
Mr. Anthony Paul received a certificate and trophy for having placed third, and will receive one year’s subscription to Fusion Flower Magazine.
He is also expected to return to Guadeloupe later this month to create a floral design for magazine publication.
He described the experience as a good one. “I was exposed to some techniques such as creating floral designs without the use of oasis and using natural local products instead. It was quite interesting and I learnt a lot which I can put to good use in my business”, he said.
As a follow up to Dominica’s involvement in the competition, the floral design school, Fleurs Tendance will contact the Giraudel Flower Show Organizing Committee and other relevant stakeholders to organize a one week floral design course.