Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia: A dazzling Haute Couture alliance with Iris Van Herpen unveiled

Rolls-Royce and Iris van Herpen Unveil a Bespoke Masterpiece

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

In an unprecedented collaboration with renowned Dutch fashion designer, Iris van Herpen, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia, an intricate, Haute Couture-inspired masterpiece. This one-of-a-kind creation is based on the Phantom Extended and is the most ambitious, singular and highly Bespoke Phantom ever created.

Phantom Syntopia secures Phantom’s standing as the ultimate blank canvas for Bespoke personalization. In collaborating with internationally renowned designer and Haute Couturière Iris van Herpen, we once again redraw the boundaries of innovation, craftsmanship and Bespoke possibility; not just for a motor car but across the wider luxury sector,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

The Inspiration Behind Phantom Syntopia

Iris van Herpen was inspired by the concept of “Weaving Water” and aimed to transform the sense of being in movement into an immersive experience of fluidity inside the Phantom. The powerful movement of the car is woven into the shifting three-dimensional waves inside the car to embody the ingenuity of nature.

When I met the Bespoke Collective, I discovered that the world of Rolls-Royce is very similar to Haute Couture. Every garment I create is a one-off, tailor-made to my clients’ individual measurements, just like every Rolls-Royce,” says Iris van Herpen.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

Exterior Coachwork: Iridescent Magnetism

To create the stunning, shimmering exterior, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective developed a one-of-a-kind Liquid Noir paint. Iridescent in sunlight, it reveals Purple, Blue, Magenta, and Gold undertones when viewed at different angles. The marque’s darkest solid-black paint is overlaid with a finish incorporating a mirror-like pigment, selected for its color-shifting properties.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

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Interior Suite: Three-Dimensional Art

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia’s interior suite was co-created by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective and Iris van Herpen. Some elements were handcrafted at the Home of Rolls-Royce, while others were created in Iris van Herpen’s Amsterdam atelier. The interior features the Weaving Water Starlight Headliner, the most technically challenging version of this signature Rolls-Royce feature ever produced.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

Next Chapter in Textile Exploration

Phantom Syntopia continues the Bespoke Collective’s exploration of textiles. The front seats are finished in Magic Grey leather, while the rear seats are upholstered with a specially created silk-blend fabric. The seats are quilted with a Weaving Water motif, inspired by a tufting technique often employed in fine furniture-making.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

An Immersive Experience: Stimulating All Senses

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia is the first Rolls-Royce motor car to incorporate a Bespoke scent, creating a truly immersive expression of luxury. The scent was developed by an expert perfumer in close collaboration with the clients and is housed within the headrests.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

Pinnacle Luxury Meets Haute Couture

For a truly Haute Couture experience, Iris van Herpen will design a one-of-a-kind garment for the clients of this transformative commission. The sculptural design of the dress echoes the Weaving Water theme explored in Phantom Syntopia’s Starlight Headliner.

Phantom Syntopia is a magnificent testament to the skill, talent, passion for materials, and commitment to excellence of the exceptional Bespoke Collective team of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. This unique creation is a result of four years of continuous development and collaboration between two luxury houses that share the innovative vision and ambition to transcend the boundaries of luxury design.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

Phantom Syntopia is the most technically complex commission we have ever created and it was an exceptional experience to work alongside and collaborate with the incredible team at Iris van Herpen’s atelier,” says Jonathan Simms, General Manager, Bespoke, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

The Weaving Water theme continues throughout the unique artwork in the Gallery, which runs the width of the Phantom’s fascia. This highly expressive work combines traditional Haute Couture techniques with innovative visual forms and includes a further 85 petals, which were attached by hand by Iris van Herpen’s team.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia x Iris van Herpen

Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia is a true one-of-a-kind commission and will take its place in the clients’ private collection in May. As a testament to its uniqueness, Rolls-Royce has undertaken that it will never be replicated.

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