Fashionistas' Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, London

Fashionistas' Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, London
A firm date in every fashionista's diary, Prêt-à-Portea is 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-Portea has become a must visit location on the London style map.

This seasons' Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley includes fashionista delectables such as Jason Wu's coconut “Carolyn” hatbox shaped cake bag sandwiched in retro leopard print chocolate, and Prada's Geisha-like white chocolate and Grand Marnier oversized coat embellished with red poppies. Inspired by queen bees and generating a real “buzz” on the runway this season is Alexander McQueen's whimsical yellow honeycomb cream oversized dress topped with marzipan bee.

Perfectly on trend this season is Balenciaga's modern monochrome dark and white chocolate mousse dress set on a pine nut brownie topped with flamenco ruffles adding timeless glamour to this summer's most fabulous parties.

Whatever the British weather, Oscar de la Renta's playful high waisted peach-pink bavarois shorts embellished with strawberry compote rosettes guarantees to bring sunshine to those summer shower days, while the Dolce & Gabbana's Sicilian chic pistachio green and vanilla stripped panna cotta dress topped with a chocolate ring promises to bring a hint of humor and Mediterranean charm to the table. Tory Burch's glamorous violet bikini biscuit with magenta icing is the perfect pool side accessory whilst Jonathan Saunder's eye-popping ombre polka dot lemon and orange blossom dome shift dress set on a short bread biscuit makes casual dressing an art form.

Stepping out in style this summer is Manolo Blahnik's slingback chocolate biscuit heel with baby blue icing topped with timeless pearls promising to bring elegance and charm to any outfit this summer.

The Berkeley pastry chefs visit London fashion week shows to get their inspiration for the colours and the textures of the new collections. Prêt-à-Portea will echo the season's trends of polka dot and stripe prints, monochrome and flower power.

Launching this season, The Berkeley has forged links with Wedgewood who have produced a bespoke collection of fine-bone china for Pret-a-Portea. Inspired by the current trends and styles, but mindful of their heritage, Wedgewood has created an exquisite multicoloured diamond shaped pattern gracing the new china for the ultimate fashion touch.

Prêt-à-Portea is served in The Caramel Room at The Berkeley from 1-6pm every day, priced at £39 per person. (£49 including a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne, or alternatively for the fashion conscious, £55 per person including a glass of couture champagne). To make a reservation for Prêt-à-Portea call +44 (0) 20 7235 6000. The china is available to purchase. For more information please call the Berkeley +44 (0)20 7235 6000.