Founded by the creative powerhouses Phoebe and Shamus, Based out of Sydney, Australia. FOMS showcases the art form of floristry, through set designs, installations, unique bouquets.
Working within the editorial realm, they have impacted the boundaries on what floristry can achieve. From dresses made out of flowers, to flower walls for photoshoots, FOMS teaches us that their art form has no boundaries and that tangible objects, which lay around us - can shift and mould the art forms that already exist.
FOMS’ arrangements have quite a direct impact on their personal style. They both have an eclectic and distinct sense of style that is evident through both their fashion sense, as well as their work. This is what inspired Maillot to work with the two creatives.
FOMS, have an ethereal approach when showcasing the subject matter of eclectic choices of flowers and moss. This allows them to gift the world a new perspective on the traditional art form of floristry. The FOMS duo gain inspiration from all things around them, Sheamus mentions that “The natural fall of tall grasses to lines and forms in architecture”, is a leading form of inspiration for them, when creating.
A thrill is something that they both experience during their time of creation, as they never know what the outcome of the bouquet is going to be. Through analysing their practice, the Maillot team was shown that their process is instinctual, which was even more impressive, as the creation that was coming to life, was based off a feeling.
We are extremely proud to showcase the works of FOMS through this In motion as they inspire the community of maillot, to create magic out of the things around us.
If you could only make a floral arrangement using three flowers, which three flowers would you pick?
Sweet Pea, Garden Roses & Cymbidium Orchids. - Phoebe
What is the emotion you feel when making an arrangement?
It’s a thrill, mostly because the end result is barely ever what I intended, that is the rush. -Seamus
Where do you draw inspiration from when creating?
Everywhere. The natural fall of tall grasses to lines and forms in architecture. - Seamus
Does your craft inspire your personal style in any way?
For both of us yes, we both have a distinct style
A key piece in your wardrobe?
Venice W Cotton Blazer - Phoebe
The Black Prada bomber with my basketball shorts - Seamus
If you had to make a garment using flowers, what would you make?
We created a dress out of flowers once for an editorial, I don't think we’d do it again. If so we would collaborate with a fashion designer.
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