“I was thinking that there had to be women in the 18th century who wanted to live strongly. So I designed what I imagined this type of woman would have worn, and called it ‘18th-Century Punk’.” - Rei Kawakubo
Initiated in 1993 for Nick Knight’s installation of ‘Plant Power’ at the Natural History Museum, London, Flora is a comprehensively daring volume of flowers and plants chosen from the Museum’s six million specimens. To create the collection, Knight spent three and a half years in the herbarium mapping the presence of flora – from opium to cotton – in our society.
Now, almost 15 years later Knight has chosen to release Flora for his first limited edition portfolio. From the original 46 specimens he captured for the acclaimed book, Knight has selected 15 prints representative of the arresting diversity in botany that he found so exciting when he first gained access to the herbarium.