FLEUROTICA, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance’s signature floral fashion show, was presented at the Evening in Bloom gala, on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Navy Pier. The annual Evening in Bloom is the preview party for “Chicago’s Blooming!” – the 2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

FLEUROTICA spotlights the unique talents of Chicago’s leading floral designers, fashion designers and landscape artists as they create breath-taking garments made entirely from plants, flowers and natural materials.  All proceeds from FLERUTOICA benefiting the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance will support science and plant education programs for children, families and adults at the Garfield Park Conservatory, where we inspire, educate and provoke exploration through innovative programs and experiences in one of the nation’s largest, finest historic conservatories.

Event tickets included cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres, standing room for FLEUROTICA Runway Show and an exclusive first look at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

Evening in Bloom benefited the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Pilot Light and the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Thank you to our 2017 FLEUROTICA Sponsors

Perrine Knight & Mandy Gittler

    Jennifer Tengelsen

Drago Batar, Nora Daley Conroy, Fifth Third Bank, Sabrina Guthrie

Deirdre B. Koldyke, Paul Levy & Mia Park, Margo Morris

Polsinelli and Mary Clare Bonaccorsi, Desiree Rogers

2017 Floral Designers

Special Thank You To...

Honorary Co-Chairs
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule
Maria Pinto

Event Host Committee
Erika Summers, Event Chair
Cornell Barnett
Mary Clare Bonaccorsi
Nora Daley Conroy
Sabrina Guthrie
Liz Houlihan
Paul Levy
Nicole Johnson-Scales
Kendall Miles
Margo Morris
Michelle Paulach
Desiree Rogers
Trish Rooney
Richard Wester

Special Friends of Fleurotica
Deirdre Koldyke, EarthHeart Foundation
Kendall Miles, Kendall Miles Designs and Jim Reynolds, Loop Capital Markets
Diana Palomar, 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


Explore photos from our 2017 FLEUROTICA runway show here!

Explore photos from past FLEUROTICA events here.