The epitomes of both French and Japanese elegance meet for Mikimoto and Laduree's bridal-inspired Spring 2015 collaboration.
Mikimoto, one of the world's leading fine jewelers, was founded in the late 1800s by Kokichi Mikimoto as a pearl boutique and has pioneered Japan's modern jewelry industry. The name Mikimoto is synonymous worldwide with pearls, and in Japan there is even a "Pearl Island" named after the company's founder.
The beautiful collaboration with Maison Laduree, the luxury French bakery famed for its opulent desserts, features a classic macaron box set and macaron tower dessert conceived exclusively for Mikimoto.
Both brands have a long history of world-class creativity and fine craftsmanship, and the two have come together to "marry" the leader of macarons with the leader of pearls.
The exquisite macaron tower combines the delicate flavors of roses and lychees, which serves as the cream filling the desserts. Each macaron is coated with an iridescent sheen, expressing the radiance of jewelry, and is decorated with a tiny nonpareil pearl.
The macarons will be sold for a limited time between April 1 and May 31 at Laduree boutiques throughout Japan. Priced at 274 yen/piece. The 8-piece box set costs 3,500 yen. The box comes with a pink ribbon and is adorned with the refined design of Mikimoto's pearl necklace.
The macaron towers is available upon request from April 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2016. Orders can be placed via the official Japanese website of Laduree or at Laduree boutiques in Ginza, Nihonbashi and Shinjuku.