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Ice-Cream Fashion

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S/S13 flavours from L to R – Marc Jacobs Stracciatella; Balenciaga Nocciola; Fendi Banana; Haider Ackermann Triple Chocolate; Dior Pistachio
S/S13 flavours from L to R – Marc Jacobs Stracciatella; Balenciaga Nocciola; Fendi Banana; Haider Ackermann Triple Chocolate; Dior Pistachio Illustration by Tom Baxter

Imagine, for one moment, AnOther opened an ice cream parlour. All the flavours inspired by looks of the fashion season. You'd come, right?

Imagine, for one moment, AnOther opened an ice cream parlour. All the flavours inspired by looks of the fashion season. You'd come, right?

The latest S/S13 collections provided plenty of ice-cream inspiration. Marc Jacobs' striking monochrome closing looks were akin to Stracciatella, Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga Nocciola-esque two-piece. And you could easily get a banana morsel from Fendi, a triple chocolate delight from Haider Ackermann and a mouth-watering pistaccio courtesy of Raf Simons at Dior. Yum.

"The latest S/S13 collections provided plenty of ice-cream inspiration..."

Ice-cream is brilliant – enjoyed by all ages at all times of the year. Everyone has a favourite flavour, or a preferred combination of perfectly formed scoops. And toppings. Its origins can be traced back to the 4th century B.C. The Roman emperor Nero (A.D. 37-68) was believed to have ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings; and King Tang (A.D. 618-97) of Shang, China had a method of creating ice and milk concoctions. Over time, recipes for ices, sherbets, and milk ices evolved and were served in the fashionable Italian and French royal courts. In 1776, the first ice cream parlour opened in New York City.

Sadly, for now, the AnOther ice cream parlour will have to remain a fantasy. In the meantime, we asked AnOther's illustrator Tom Baxter to realise some of our dream confections. Enjoy.

By Laura Bradley and Agata Belcen

Laura Bradley is the Editor of anothermag.com. She is a writer specialising in fashion, fragrance, arts and culture and contributes to NOWNESS, Dazed & Confused and The Gourmand.

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