Rolls-Royce Dawn Inspired by Fashion is a new luxury offering from the Bespoke service at Rolls’ Goodwood headquarters. Dawn Inspired By Fashion integrates timeless style with the spontaneous energy of high-contrast color, to make the boldest of statements.
Under the guidance of Design Director Giles Taylor, a team of talented designers were hand-picked from the worlds of fashion, fine textiles and luxury accessories including textile specialist Cherica Haye from the Royal College of Art and leather technologist Michelle Lusby who previously worked at Mulberry. To create Dawn Inspired by Fashion, these designers have chosen the neutral canvas of 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 of these colors garnish interior aspects of each Dawn, whilst the “Silent Ballet” of the roof as it rises to provide shelter from the paparazzo’s lens unleashes a brushstroke of color to catch the style-spotter’s eye.
Dawn’s exterior color scheme of Andalucian White is accented by a hand-painted coachline which drapes over the curve of the car’s hip as the line flows backwards along the car, reflecting the identical splash of colour provided when the soft-top roof is in place.
Like the finest Bespoke garments, individuality is forged in the subtlest details. On opening Dawn’s coachdoors, a contemporary Arctic White and Black interior color scheme is highlighted by one of the three vivid colours: Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue or Mandarin. The Arctic White leather of the seats is accented through the embroidery of the headrests, as well as the stitching and piping of the seats. Seamless stitching, a highly-complex craft technique from the world of fine tailoring, is applied to the steering wheel to ensure the perfect line joins the two colours of leather around the rim.
Rolls-Royce’s designers have dressed the car’s front and rear door pockets in fine silks, adorned with an abstract representation of the Spirit of Ecstasy with each emblem set precisely at 55 degrees to complement the lines of the door.
The legendary Rolls-Royce craftsmanship and attention-to-detail is apparent through the exquisite dashboard created in Piano White with aluminium particles resulting in a silk-like appearance, with the lacquering process alone taking nine days of meticulous work. This is completed elegantly with the integration of a Bespoke clock, set as a piece of jewellery, styled exclusively to emit a silver on silver effect, evoking the metallic fabrics seen on this year’s catwalks in preparation for next year’s season.
Clients are invited to commission their personal style statement from this November to ensure they appear wrapped in the latest couture offering from the world’s leading luxury goods house for the new season next year.