The “Teatum Jones Fashion Tea” will be held on “The Promenade” at The Dorchester on Tuesday 18 September, the same day that a printed silk scarf by the designer-duo named ‘The Dorchester’ and inspired by the iconic luxury London hotel launches at “Liberty”.
At the heart of the hotel, the redesigned Promenade welcomes guests with its rich coral-coloured silk draperies and custom gold-framed mirrors. The glamorous new Promenade Bar made of ebonised, lacquered wood and topped with striking fire-coloured glass “spears” is a lively option in the evenings and a focal point of “The Promenade”. The cocktail menu specialises in martinis made with an extensive selection of high-end vodkas from around the world — 37 labels distilled in far-flung locales from Poland to New Zealand.
The two-seating service will showcase the designers’ A/W 2012 collection, and offer traditional afternoon tea, served with an ‘Odyssey’ champagne cocktail for a contemporary twist – previously created and selected by fashion cognoscenti for Teatum Jones London Fashion Week (LFW) presentation. Teatum Jones A/W 2012 collection explores the sensationalistic and menacing side of The Grimm’s fairy tales and Hollywood crime scene photography circa 1940s, painting scenes of oversized, yet utterly magical landscapes.
Rob Jones, one of the creative directors of Teatum Jones says of the project: “Storytelling has always been key to our designs. We have been captivated by The Dorchester and its heritage and spent hours exploring behind the scenes and unravelling the hotel’s rich archive. What perhaps is one of the most inspiring aspects of The Dorchester is its ability to remain true to the glamour of the past whilst having such a constant and contemporary allure.”
The feast continues on plate with The Dorchester pastry team’s delicious savoury finger sandwiches, homemade scones and a selection of elegant pastries. The Bar at The Dorchester’s Odyssey cocktail, specially-created by bar manager Giuliano Morandin and chosen by a select fashion committee for Teatum Jones LFW presentation will also be on the menu.
Afternoon tea sittings for the “Teatum Jones Fashion Tea” on “The Promenade” at The Dorchester on Tuesday 18 September take place at 2.15pm and at 4.45pm, and are priced at £52 per adult including an Odyssey cocktail. For reservations or further information, please telephone The Dorchester on +44 (0)20 7629 8888 or email restaurants.TDL@dorchestercollection.com