Rolls-Royce have gone all hip and trendy by announcing a ‘Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection’ for the Dawn.
Design Director Giles Taylor has selected a team of designers including textile specialist Cherica Haye from the Royal College of Art and leather technologist Michelle Lusby who has previously worked at Mulberry.
These designers choose to base three bold colours against a white paint base. The colours are Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue or Mandarin.
“Our clients are the very arbiters of fashion, tastemakers who sit in the front row of the Couture shows, themselves influencing evolving trends. 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,” said Giles Taylor.
Hints of the three colours continue in the interior of the Dawn complementing the Arctic White and Black colour scheme.
There’s contrast stitching, piping and embroidery on the seats. The steering wheel will come in a two-tone leather cover with contrast stitching. The dashboard finished in piano white will have aluminium particles producing a silk-like appearance.
The designers haven’t even left Spirit of Ecstasy alone. She’s now been moved precisely 55 degrees to complement the lines of the doors.
Rolls-Royce will start taking commissions next month.