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The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a little over a year old but it’s already been presented in various special trims and variants. Thank Rolls-Royce’s penchant for launching special edition models. It’s nice to see then the British luxury car brand is still in fine form in that regard with the presentation of a new line of limited edition Dawns created under the “Inspired by Fashion” line.

Three unique versions of the Dawn are being offered, each with a unique color scheme that, according to the company’s design boss Giles Taylor, was carefully chosen by a team of designers from “the worlds of fashion, fine textiles, and luxury accessories.”

Most of the upgrades can be seen in the car’s interior, but there are some special designs on the body as well, highlighted by a special body paint that comes exclusive to the unique line. No matter how you look at them though, these limited edition Dawns are catered specifically to a certain clientele, which not only adds to their luxury appeal, but also emphasizes the lengths by which Rolls-Royce will go to offer their clients the exclusivity that the company is known for.

No mention was made on how many units are available under the Dawn Inspired by Fashion line or how much each is going to cost, but the company said that orders will be begin being taken starting in November 2016.

Continue reading to learn more about the Rolls Royce Dawn Inspired by Fashion Edition.

What makes the Rolls Royce Dawn Inspired by Fashion Edition special

Let’s get the similarities out of the way first, because in reality, these three versions are actually all similar with only a few notable exceptions. The most obvious similarity is the Andalucian White body paint, which all versions of the Dawn under the Inspired by Fashion Line come in. You need to only look at the photos to see how white these cars are – almost to the point of them becoming too pale. But that’s not all. The interior of the cars are also dressed similarly in Arctic White, creating that white-on-white look that’s become quite popular in the fashion world these days, hence the self-explanatory “Inspired by Fashion” label. The dashboard also received a Piano White finish, complete with aluminum particles and a bespoke clock with a silver on silver effect to it. The dash alone is a source of pride for Rolls-Royce’s reputation for attention to detail as the process of lacquering the whole dashboard alone takes up to nine days.

These three versions are actually all similar with only a few notable exceptions. The most obvious similarity is the Andalucian White body paint.

There are some black trims on the leather upholstery so the cabin isn’t technically drowning in white. These trims create the visible contrast and serve as a nice complement to the red silk that can be found on the front and rear door pockets. Look a little closer at this unique design element and you’ll see that the silk is adorned with patterned images of the Spirit of Ecstasy that have been set exactly at 55 degrees. Say what you will about Rolls-Royce’s penchant for over-emphasizing its iconic logo from time to time, but you can’t deny that there are reasons for that.

Now to the differences, and there are really just three of them. These are the colors of the Dawn’s fabric roof, which are Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue, and Mandarin. The same colors can be seen in the interior to highlight the uniqueness of each different version of the Dawn, most notably on the front side of the steering wheel.

The interior of the cars are also dressed similarly in Arctic White, creating that white-on-white look that’s become quite popular in the fashion world these days, hence the self-explanatory “Inspired by Fashion” label.

That’s the extent of the changes that define the Rolls-Royce Dawn Inspired by Fashion line. Make no mistake, the end result is a thing of beauty but as somebody who once tried to dress up his car’s cabin with white leather, maintaining the cleanliness of all those white surfaces is going to be a huge challenge in it of itself.

Press Release

The House of Rolls-Royce has announced its Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection. Signature detailing in vibrant colour will complement palettes of classic white as Dawn is Inspired by Fashion.

Rolls-Royce and the world of Haute Couture have long been bound by a common philosophy – taking the very finest materials and crafting them into the most exquisite and desirable luxury goods as expressions of their clients’ taste and lifestyle.

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Under the stewardship 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. Their work has seen the incorporation of fine silks and unexpected textures into the interior environment of truly bold and distinctive Bespoke commissions. They have conceived and executed Bespoke commissions with a depth of inspiration befitting to the world’s leading luxury brand.

In creating ‘Dawn – Inspired by Fashion’, these designers selected the neutral canvas of white upon which to base three vibrant colours that will set the tone for 2017’s Spring/Summer collection; Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue or Mandarin. Subtle accents of these colours adorn 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 colour to catch the style-spotter’s eye.

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“Our clients are the very arbiters of fashion, tastemakers who sit in the front row of the Couture shows, themselves influencing evolving trends,” comments Giles Taylor, Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “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.”

Like the finest Bespoke garments, individuality is forged in the subtlest details. On opening Dawn’s coachdoors, a contemporary Arctic White and Black interior colour scheme is accented 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.

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Tactility, comfort and quality are important attributes of the piece itself. Rolls-Royce’s designers took inspiration from this approach in appointing the car’s front and rear door pockets with 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.

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Dawn’s exterior colour scheme of Andalucian White is beautifully 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.

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.

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