Welcome to our Magical Moving Garden
Krewe des Fleurs is a NOLA-based costume and performance collective. When we're not parading, we share creative and inspiring ideas from around the world on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Each year the members of our krewe build larger than life collars or headdresses in the image of a different flower.
In our inaugural year, we paraded as the Gilded Lilies. Our second year, we hit the route as Radical Roses. 2017 brought out a familiar Louisiana flower, the Iris, chosen to pay homage to Krewe of Iris's 100 year anniversary.
In 2018, we will debut our new varietal on or about January 5, AKA: 12th Night or Epiphany. Until then... we'll stay top secret while each flower buds and blossoms.
In our first three years, we worked with Katherine Champagne (Sugarcane Costumes) to design and creates each magnificent flower. Katie then worked with each members to see her own version and vision realized. Today, Katie is focused on individual costume projects and other artistic ventures.
We began working with Dana Beuhler in the Spring of 2017 after following her work on social media for years. Dana is a veteran sculptor who has worked with the big dogs of carnival for more than a decade. A expert designer, Dana splits her creative time between movie sets and her studio in Broadmoor. PS: You can own one of Dana's pro flowers! Check out her work at Miette- 2038 Magazine St. Follow her @MardiGrasCustoms on Instagram.
When we're not in "full Fleur" you'll see us around town in giant floral headdresses, designed and built by each member.
The driving concept behind our krewe is that each woman is beautiful and unique, as are our the colors and textures that inspire our flowers. As our garden grows, you will see us blossom into a fantastic array of colors, shapes, and sizes.