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Mariano Fortuny V Macarons

Pink pleasures

I’d never thought of Fortuny’s colours in terms of food but this pairing makes perfect sense. The jewel bright colours of the designer’s hand-dying and the sheen of an ultra-fine satiny silk are tempered by the horizontal undulations and tiny, hand-formed pleats of Fortuny’s famous Delphos and Peplos dresses. It’s kind of the same with these macarons as the intense tones of the cochineal is softened with the addition of whipped eggwhite and icing sugar not to mention that rich butter cream filling. My mouth is watering as I write.

Roger Leong

Image: Kate Longley and Zoe Allnutt from Wardrobe V Pantry couldn’t decide if they liked fashion or food more so they just stuck ‘em together.