The Berkeley in Knightsbridge Launches Winter Collection

The Berkeley in Knightsbridge has launched its new Winter 2012/ 2013 Prêt-à-Porter collection. Prêt-à-Porter is said to have been designed to “add a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious”.

Prêt-à-Porter at The Berkeley includes fashionista offerings, such as Yves Saint Laurent’s “Cabas Chyc” forest green Victoria sponge cake handbag and Giambattista Valli red macaroon dress with rose ganache and lavish chocolate ruffles. Also featured is Marc Jacobs’ oversized double breasted chocolate biscuit jacket with sparkly pink icing. Fendi’s maple and ginger ankle boot biscuit with yellow and black icing is similarly available; as well as Diane Von Furstenberg’s pink lady mousse and kalamancy cremeux topped with interlocking puzzles. The Burberry trench is making a return on the afternoon tea stand as a layered praline, dulcey cream and chocolate mousse topped with an umbrella.

The Berkeley pastry chefs visit London fashion week shows to get their inspiration for the colors and the textures of the new collections.

Prêt-à-Porter is served in The Caramel Room at The Berkeley.

The Berkeley located in Knightsbridge, offers London’s only roof-top health club and spa on the eight floor, boasting views of Hyde Park. Berkeley Suites are a recent edition to the hotel created by British interior designer Helen Green. The suites are comprised of dove greys, snow whites and powder blues, boasting luxurious fabrics.

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