Just as most of the world braces itself for the cold season, Rolls-Royce – or as they are rather pretentiously referring to themselves these days ‘The House of Rolls-Royce – has come up with a Spring/Summer 2017 collection of special models and features. This collection has a strong Haute Couture vibe and is put together with help from fashion designers artists from the Royal College.
Benefiting from the talent of textile specialist Cherica Haye from the Royal College of Art and leather technologist Michelle Lusby, Rolls-Royce Spring/Summer 2017 Collection brings with it a range of new ‘Bespoke’ options, materials and colors such as Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue or Mandarin. They will be featured on the canvas roof of the ‘Dawn – Inspired by Fashion’ which also features Arctic White and Black interior colour scheme accented by one of the aforementioned shades.
The interior of Rolls-Royce Spring/Summer models also features elaborate stitching and piping as well as intricate embroidery on the seats and a very special steering wheel with two-tone leather cover and contrast stitching. Piano White with aluminium particles resulting in a silk-like appearance covers the dashboard on these models, while a Bespoke clock, set as a piece of jewellery and styled exclusively to emit a silver on silver effect, adorns the center console.
“Our clients are the very arbiters of fashion, tastemakers who sit in the front row of the Couture shows, themselves influencing evolving trends,” comments Giles Taylor, Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “To them, the commissioning of fine luxury objects represents a deeply-involving curatorial process – with different forms of luxury design, craft and execution serving as inspiration for the other. ‘Dawn – Inspired by Fashion’ beautifully expresses the notion that inspiration for truly personal objects is drawn from the passions, tastes and lifestyle of its patron.”