Brighton chocolate dress to feature on London catwalk

Posted On 09 Oct 2017 at 3:48 pm

Paxton Chocolate, a bespoke chocolatier based in Brighton, has designed and created a flower-inspired dress using chocolate for London’s Chocolate Show in October.

The design consists of sculpted bodice decorated with large and small discs of chocolate that bear beautiful floral patterns in red, orange and pink.

Paxton Chocolate, which is renowned for its delicately handmade and eye-catching signature thins, will use around 100 chocolate discs to decorate a bespoke-designed figure-hugging, one-shoulder dress that will be worn on the catwalk at London’s Chocolate Show.

“Last year we created a flapper-style dress for the fashion show, but this year we wanted to go for something that was really eye-catching and on-trend,” explains Caitlin Paxton, founder of Paxton Chocolate. “For this dress, each of our thins will be handmade and adorned with vibrant pictures of different flower such as roses, daisies and nigella damascena. The overall effect is really striking.”

Caitlin expects the dress to take up to two weeks days to create, with each thin needing to be handmade and stitched on. “It is a labour of love, but it’s amazing to be able to design and produce something like this as it draws on my two passions, chocolate and fashion!” adds Caitlin.

The Chocolate Fashion Show takes on Thursday 12th October during the Chocolate Show which runs from 13th to 15th October at London’s Olympia. The dresses will be on display at the Chocolate Show until the 15th.

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Paxton Chocolate will also attend Top Drawer in London on the 11th-12th of September, as well as the London Design Fair on the 21st-24th of September. For more information about Paxton Chocolate visit

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