Every morning he would bring back crates of flowers from the flower market and start manipulating. Each shoe or purse is crafted from just one type of flower or plant- he'd decided early on to not mix elements. Often, the stem or leaf becomes more prominent than the showier flower portion. He twists, knots, ties and weaves the material to achieve the desired look.
Computers and software seem to be incongruous with flowers and fantasy shoes, but it's where it all comes together. Michel is all about fantasy and appreciates the opportunity to create his own kind of "reality".
The book's introduction is by Diane Von Furstenburg, herself no stranger to the fantasy of fashion!