Fleurotica is a floral couture fashion show benefitting the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance to provide nature education programs, school group visits, arts, culture and early childhood programming for their visitors and groups.  

Each year they ask designers and artists to participate in the fashion show to create fashionable outfit made entirely of natural products, such as flowers, plants, leaves, and natural fibers. This includes a variety of artistic floral interpretations in wraps and clothing, hats, parasols, corsages and more, all made from flowers, plants and leaves. Maria Pinto, one of Chicago’s best-loved fashion designers, and five leading cultural and taste-makers will join the runway show for a special tribute with a twist to Pinto.




 A Vintage Bloom

Bruce Mueller 

The Flora Culturist

Stacey Carlton

Department of Floristry

Laura Daluga & Brian Skol


Beth Barnett


Nathan Beckner

 A. Hunt Design

Andrea Hunt 

Chicago High School for Ag Science

Brittney Kee and Students

Flowers for Dreams

Jacqui Carr & Team


Floral Team


Ilda & Michael

Cornelia McNamara

Cornelia McNamara

Flower Child

Diane Carr

Vivruvian Fine Art Studio

Melinda Whitmore

Fleurotica Presented by Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance


Honorary Co-Chairs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule

Maria Pinto


Event Host Committee

Erika Summers, Event Chair

Cornell Barnett

Mary Clare Bonaccorsi

Sabrina Guthrie

Liz Houlihan

Paul Levy

Margo Morris

Michelle Paulach


Richard Wester


Special Friends of Fleurotica

Dede Koldyke, Earth/Heart Foundation

Kendall Miles, Kendall Miles Designs and Jim Reynolds, Loop Capital Markets

Diana Palomor, WLS-TV Chicago

Desiree Rogers, Johnson Publishing Company

Trish Rooney with Suzanne, Ellie, Henry and Rooney, R4 Service LLC

Alpana Singh, Chicago sommelier and restaurateur

LeeAnn Trotter, WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Chicago

Ceta Walters, Clark and Stone fashion blogger


Impossible Without You

Daniel J Aveda Institute

Factor Chosen Model Management

Kendall Miles Designs

Kendra Scott Jewelry

Liz Houlihan

M2057 by Maria Pinto

Anthony Mosley and Collaboraction



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