Inspired by the Melissa AW19 Mirror footwear and accessories collection and the notion of ‘reflection,’ the founder of Bria Studio, Stuart Fenwick, looked to his past and his strong connection to the Alfred Tennyson poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and also a painting with the same name by John William Waterhouse when working on the installation: his Granny used to recite the 20 verse poem on long car journeys and also had the painting hanging on her staircase.
For him, the smell of Melissas evoke once-forgotten memories.
“The smell of lemon geranium always takes me back to my Granny’s kitchen and I have included these in my design for the Galeria; reflecting the smell of Melissa shoes which evoke memories of childhood for so many people across the world. The idea of water, reflections, memories and mirrors ties all these aspects together, especially with the Galeria looking out onto Covent Garden, itself, a flower market originally.” – Stuart Fenwick
After growing up in The Cheviots with a family deeply rooted in farming and textiles, Fenwick's passion for botanicals has taken him across the UK and beyond.
With a strong connection to the seasons and offerings of The British Isles, Stuart works with the ‘natural lilt’ and imperfections to create a natural and free style, with each bouquet, event and installation designed to the individual.
Also mirroring Melissa’s efforts in sustainability, Stuart only uses British grown flowers and foliage to cut down on his carbon footprint. He doesn’t source from unethical farms and growers.
The market will be in bloom from October 1st to the 8th @ Galeria Melissa London.
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