London Fashion Week is in full swing and most people have their eyes firmly fixed on the catwalk, but there is plenty of fashion going on elsewhere.
To celebrate the occasion, The Hilton Hotel on Park Lane is paying homage to Karl Lagerfeld and hosting a couture-themed afternoon tea until 22 September.
The infamous designer, who was the creative director for Chanel, died earlier this year.
In true Karl style, the menu screams luxury with delicacies such as a handmade mandarin praline ‘handbag’, as well as a blood orange and white chocolate cake with the designer’s face drawn on top – including his signature bun and big sunglasses.
Guests can also enjoy coconut macarons, scones, pastries, sandwiches and fondant fancies.
To quench your thirst, you can choose from a selection of speciality teas from Hope and Glory, all sourced from ethical growers, in flavours like Masala Chai, Red Velvet or Jasmine Pearls.
‘We look forward to welcoming guests to experience an exciting, fashion-filled afternoon tea at Podium, respectfully inspired by iconic fashion houses,’ said executive chef and creator of the dishes’, Anthony Marshall.
The afternoon tea experience costs £39 per person, but guests who truly want to honour Karl’s memory can upgrade to the deluxe version – which includes champagne – and costs £49.
Go for the champers, it’s what Karl would have wanted (after all, there are rumours that his cat received baths in the beverage).