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Confections x Collections: An afternoon tea with SA’s most celebrated designers

While high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel has become somewhat of an institution, it’s not typically associated with the latest in fashion.

However, this sophisticated afternoon past time is getting a slight upgrade. CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS, curated by online platform Twyg, is a high tea experience combined with limited edition fashion shows from some of South Africa’s most celebrated designers. Each show will be accompanied by designer-inspired confectionery and cocktails.

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Following in the footsteps of Jimmy Choo at London’s The Berkeley, The Parlour at Sketch and Salon Couture High-Tea at The Savoy among others, the Mount Nelson is now amongst the most esteemed establishments worldwide to stir a dose of cool into their afternoon tea and cake rituals.

For its inaugural CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS, the Mount Nelson presents a viewing of fashion shows by South Africa’s pre-eminent designers. All internationally acclaimed, these include Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo (both LVMH Prize winners), Lezanne Viviers of VIVIERS Studio, Laduma Ngxokolo of cult label MAXHOSA AFRICA, and Maxwell Boko and Mmuso Potsane of MMUSOMAXWELL, winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation at the International Woolmark Prize 2022.

In addition, pastry chef Vicky Gurovich is collaborating with each of the designers to create a bespoke confectionery of their imagining. A unique cocktail will also be created to match each of their shows.

There will also be a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon upon arrival, a new Afternoon Tea menu with a selection of irresistible cakes, tarts, loaves, fluffy scones and savoury treats, and an impressive selection of 62 loose leaf teas. A digestif cart with whiskies, cognacs and liqueurs, plus a barista presenting a variety of single origin African coffees will also be on offer.

CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS will run for 5 days from 16 - 20 November with two seatings per designer, per day at 12pm and 3pm. Tickets sell for R950 per person.

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