Rolls-Royce Dawn turns to fashion for new special edition
The Dawn – Inspired by Fashion combines stark colour contrasts with silk elements; it’ll be available to order from November
The Rolls-Royce Dawn – Inspired by Fashion is a new car from the Bespoke service at Rolls’ Goodwood headquarters.
As the name suggests, the special edition convertible takes its cue from the world of haute couture and has been created by a team of designers from fashion, fine textiles and luxury accessories.
The result is a machine with an interior that features unusual textures and fine silks in the door pockets that are adorned with an abstract representation of the Spirit of Ecstasy. Each emblem has been set at a 55deg angle to complement the lines of the door.
The exterior combines a neutral Andalucian White paint with a choice of three bright folding roof colours: Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue and Mandarin. Hand-painted coachlines along the car’s sides mirror the colour of the roof.
Subtle accents continue the theme in an Arctic White and Black interior colour scheme – the leather stitching, piping and embroidery match the roof colour.
The dashboard is finished in Piano White with aluminium particles that Rolls-Royce says give it a silk-like appearance. The lacquering process alone takes nine days. A bespoke clock sits in the centre of the dash, styled to imitate metallic fabrics.
Led by Rolls-Royce’s design director, Giles Taylor, the team behind Dawn – Inspired by Fashion include Cherica Haye, a textile specialist from the Royal College of Art, and leather expert Michelle Lusby, who previously worked at Mulberry.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn – Inspired by Fashion will be available to order from November.