New York City Floral Designer Inspired by Jardin Majorelle, a Botanical Garden and Yves Saint Laurent, Brings a Beautiful and Inspirational Perspective to Floral Design.



Established floral designer and floral artist, Olga Sahraoui contributes unique floral hats for New York Fashion Week


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Olga Sahraoui of Sahola Floral Art and Event Design proves again that she brings a beautiful perspective to floral design through her latest creation, floral hats. They are created out of beautifully and creatively arranged flowers and additional floral complementary elements such as sand, pearls, twigs, and wires.  This is largely attributed to her keen eye for design and in part due to her sources of inspiration. She is prompt to respond to the question, “where do you draw your inspiration for your one-of-a-kind perspective and talent in floral design?”. This occurred in part, according to Sahraoui during her honeymoon to Marrakech, Morocco in 2013, specifically to the 12 acre botanical garden, Jardin Majorelle. This is a garden which was designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and later owned by Yves Saint Laurent. And Pierre Berge. The garden has been open to the public since 1947. Sahraoui describes the garden as “an amazing, luxurious and vivid place with at least a thousand different species of exotic cactuses and plants”. As a child, she would accompany her grandmother to her garden, and that is when her love for flowers and seeing flowers as “art” was first kindled.

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Olga Sahraoui is largely inspired by Yves Saint Laurent, as she sees floral design deeply based in fashion and art. “Yves Saint Laurent, he is an inspiration to many in the fashion world, and will always be an inspiration to me. I think it is amazing that he outfitted women in blazers and smoking jackets, and introduced attire like the peacoat to the runway.” Being at Jardin Majorelle, knowing that this was his home for many years, “sparked her creativity and immense respect for the fashion world”, she concluded. Olga Sahraoui grew up post Soviet Union, and experienced difficult times, flowers were considered a luxury. She explained, “In  Ukraine, where I grew up, there was no such thing as a career in floral art and design, not until the last couple of years. I will always attribute the thought and belief that my talent was rekindled, thanks to the inspiring and magnificent, Jardin Majorelle.”


Article by : Lisa Pellegrene, August 29, 2016

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