Thursday 22 August 2019

This catwalk trend mixes fashion with chocolate

A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a bra made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Models paraded down the catwalk wearing outfits and accessories made from chocolate at Beirut Cooking Festival.

The words 'skinny jeans' and 'chocolate' together may have some running for cover, but what about when your skinny jeans are made from chocolate?

A model displays a bra made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a bra made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

For ladies with something of a sweet tooth and a love for high fashion, clever chefs may have hit on something special.

Models took to the catwalk during the Beirut Cooking Festival to showcase the wearable food creations this week.

A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

It might not be practical to wear clothes that are likely to melt if the temperature rises but it's certainly eye-catching.

The Salon Du Chocolat has been bringing designers and pastry chefs together since last year.

A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

This year the creative teams were given the brief of '1,001 nights'.

Dramatic head-gear and evening wear was the order of the day, while colourful edible bikinis were also on display at the food festival, which is in its fifth year.

A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

It took a team of 10 fashion designers and 13 chefs to pull off the collection.

A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
A model displays a dress made out of chocolate during a fashion show with chocolate dresses on the occasion of Beirut Cooking Festival on November 12, 2015 in the Lebanese capital. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

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