Do you have trouble deciding which of your cars to drive on a given day?
Is hiding from the paparazzi one of your daily problems?
If so, Rolls-Royce suggests you consider its spring/summer 2017 couture collection, which features its Dawn model Inspired by Fashion.
While some of us may have trouble deciding which tie — or T-shirt — to wear on a given day, or whether this blouse goes best with those heels, there are people who extend that scenario to the garage.
“For Rolls-Royce owners, choosing which car to drive is like the rest of us choosing what outfit to wear,” a company spokesman said, noting the typical Rolls owner has between seven and 10 cars, or perhaps 20 from which to choose.
In a blending of the worlds of automobiles and fashion, the “House of Rolls-Royce” is rolling out Dawn models in Andalucian White, “the neutral canvas” on which your choice of three “vibrant” colors will be accented — Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue or Mandarin.
“Subtle accents of these colours adorn interior aspects of each Dawn,” the House of Rolls-Royce news release reports, “whilst the ‘Silent Ballet’ of the roof as it rises to provide shelter from the paparazzo’s lens unleashes a brushstroke of colour to catch the style-spotter’s eye.”
Seems to me that instead of taking the time to put up that colorful top, you could just use the 563 horsepower provided by the car’s twin-turbocharged V12 engine to just speed away from those pesky pursuers, leaving them with nothing more than a blurred image.
“Our clients are the very arbiters of fashion, tastemakers who sit in the front row of the couture shows, themselves influencing evolving trends,” Giles Taylor, director of design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, is quoted in the news release. “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.”
The styling details on the cars were done by a team of designers not just from the Rolls-Royce staff but also the worlds of fashion, textiles and luxury goods. “Their work has seen the incorporation of fine silks and unexpected textures into the interior environment” of the cars, Rolls reports.
In addition to their brightly colored convertible tops, the fashion-inspired Dawns feature interiors in Arctic White leather and black trim, with accents in the same color as the car’s roof. Dashboards are done in Piano White with aluminum particles “resulting in a silk-like appearance” through a lacquering process that takes nine days.
Each car gets a bespoke clock, which Rolls characterizes as a piece of jewelry that emits “a silver-on-silver effect, evoking the metallic fabrics seen on this year’s catwalks.”