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Fashion for the sweet tooth

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 - 01:11

Jan. 17 - Models wear spectacular creations made of chocolate for a mouth-watering fashion show at the World Chocolate Wonderland in Shanghai. Tara Cleary reports.

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Fashion has never been this satisfying. Designers added an edible element to their garments for the "World Chocolate Wonderland" show in Shanghai. But as elegant and delectable as the chocolate designs look, putting them together was tricky. SOUNDBITE: Tina Fu, designer for chocolate fashion show, saying (Mandarin): "I think the most difficult part of using chocolate on fabric is the technique involved because chocolate is not a material for making clothing. So I think the hardest part is pasting the chocolate onto the clothing when putting them together." And even though models were afraid of breaking the garments simply by walking, wearing chocolate has its up side. SOUNDBITE: Zhang Xiaoxiao, model, saying (Mandarin): "My strongest feeling after wearing the clothes is that I might want to eat them. The best part of doing this show is the thick aroma of the chocolate. It's the most intuitive way to convey this joyful atmosphere to the audience." And there's nothing like a bittersweet aroma to enhance your good taste in fashion.

Fashion for the sweet tooth

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 - 01:11

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