In a celebration of two decades of the iconic Continental GT, Bentley Motors has teamed up with London design studio Forestalgia to unveil a meticulously crafted, ultra-limited edition driving glove. Designed by the visionary Emmanuel Lawal, the founder of Forestalgia, these driving gloves seamlessly blend archival design with contemporary fashion. Working in collaboration with Areté, a product engineering studio, Lawal sought to bring the rich history of the Bentley GT to life in every stitch.
The craftsmanship of Forestalgia’s glove design mirrors the essence of the Bentley GT, featuring a sophisticated two-color palette of Black Crystal and Racing Green. This color scheme pays tribute to the Bentley GT’s optional interior, adding an extra layer of exclusivity. Each glove proudly displays the iconic Bentley and Forestalgia logos, emphasizing the fusion of two worlds coming together in a harmonious design.
Delving into the intricate details, these driving gloves showcase double-stitched reinforced protective panelling, hand-rolled leather edges, and carefully placed ergonomic perforations. The meticulous attention to detail mirrors the precision found in the Bentley Continental GT, creating a wearable masterpiece that embodies the spirit of luxury and performance.
True to Bentley’s commitment to handcrafted excellence, each Forestalgia driving glove undergoes a time-intensive process that spans over four weeks. Inspired by the technique used by Bentley craftspeople in Crewe to stitch the leather of the GT steering wheel, Forestalgia adopted a similar approach. The leather is marked with precision using an ordinary kitchen fork before skilled hands meticulously bring the pieces together. This dedication to craftsmanship ensures that each driving glove is a work of art, echoing the timeless elegance of the Bentley Continental GT.
These exclusive driving gloves, born from the collaboration between Bentley Motors and Forestalgia, will not only be showcased at the home of Bentley Motors but will also be gifted as collector’s items to Bentley customers. It’s a symbol of appreciation for those who understand and appreciate the unparalleled combination of heritage, craftsmanship, and innovation that defines the Bentley experience.
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