Rolls-Royce x Iris van Herpen: Phantom Syntopia

Rolls-Royce, the British marque that has been synonymous with a luxuriant life-style, has as soon as once more outdone itself. Presenting the Phantom Syntopia, which the model stated is the “most technically advanced Bespoke Phantom produced.” Primarily based on the model’s Phantom Prolonged mannequin, which serves as the right canvas, the Phantom Syntopia is created in collaboration with famend Dutch designer and Haute Couturière Iris van Herpen.

In keeping with Rolls-Royce, “Phantom Syntopia takes its identify from Iris van Herpen’s landmark 2018 assortment, designed on the ideas of biomimicry by which artwork is impressed by patterns and shapes present in nature.”

“Like the gathering, which includes a collection of extremely sculptural clothes dropped at life by way of motion, Phantom Syntopia seeks to signify the elusive, ethereal fantastic thing about fluid movement in strong supplies by way of its ‘Weaving Water’ theme.”

The couture theme is subtly featured on the motor automotive’s bonnet, the place the long-lasting Weaving Water motif is expertly rendered on. To do that, the craftsmen need to redistribute the pigment in the course of the ending course of rigorously in order that it may be seen.

From begin to end, the Phantom Syntopia took 4 years of steady improvement and can take its place within the non-public assortment of discerning patrons of the model. After the preliminary phases of designing the automotive, Rolls-Royce additional shared that the outside paintwork alone took over 3,000 hours of testing and validation. The end result: A shimmering façade that’s iridescent underneath daylight to unveil hues of purple, blue, magenta and gold when seen at totally different angles.

Within the inside suite, the collaboration between Rolls-Royce and Iris van Herpen is additional exemplified as the weather throughout the automotive had been handcrafted on the House of Rolls-Royce by its main craftspeople and members of the style designer’s workforce.

Upon opening the doorways of the Phantom Syntopia, the Weaving Water Starlight Headliner will instantly seize the eye of its proprietor. Crafted utilizing a single sheet of leather-based, precise cuts are made to disclose a silver “liquid metallic” texture and this provides the headliner its 3D look. To complete up, 162 delicate petals made up of delicate glass organza petals, had been painstakingly utilized by hand for almost 300 hours. As well as, virtually 200 glowing fiberoptic stars had been additionally positioned by hand to create a way of motion, taking a complete of virtually 700 collective hours of labor.

The Weaving Water motif continues to be noticed within the Gallery, which runs the width of the Phantom’s fascia. By mixing conventional high fashion strategies with inventive visible designs, this extremely expressive creation consists of an additional 85 petals that had been meticulously affixed by hand by Iris van Herpen’s workforce at Goodwood, taking almost 60 hours of meticulous labour.

Additionally within the Gallery, the Phantom Syntopia is supplied with Magic Gray leather-based seats within the entrance, and within the again, there are seats upholstered with a silk-blend materials that was particularly designed for the automobile. This can be a tribute to Rolls-Royce’s historical past, the place the driving force’s seat was sometimes coated in sturdy leather-based, whereas the rear compartment was adorned with a snug, luxurious material.

Talking extra in regards to the Phantom Syntopia and this collaboration with Iris van Herpen, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Govt Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Automobiles, stated: “Phantom Syntopia is essentially the most bold, singular and extremely Bespoke Phantom we now have ever created, and a transparent assertion of Rolls-Royce’s standing as a real luxurious home. Constructing on twenty years of joint undertakings with the world’s most celebrated design homes, artists, horologists and jewellers, Phantom Syntopia secures Phantom’s standing as the final word clean canvas for Bespoke personalisation. In collaborating with internationally famend designer and Haute Couturière Iris van Herpen, we as soon as once more redraw the boundaries of innovation, craftsmanship and Bespoke risk; not only for a motor automotive however throughout the broader luxurious sector.”

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