Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and the world of Bespoke fashion have long been bound by common threads: both receive patronage from the most avant-garde of trendsetters, require immersive curatorial processes, and provide endless possibilities for personalisation.
On 29 November 2017, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bangkok and Thai fashion designer Ms. Vatanika Patamasingh reaffirmed these connections with a successful showcase of the latter’s exclusive fashion collection curated for Rolls-Royce in a first-of-its-kind collaboration at the 34th Thailand International Motor Expo 2017.
The collection was made in line with the theme for the show, “Effortless Luxury”, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bangkok approached Vatanika Patamasingh to curate three looks for each iconic Rolls-Royce model on display – Ghost, Wraith and Dawn – in her signature chic, yet wearable style.
The four-door Rolls-Royce Ghost cuts a handsome figure in Diamond Black, confident and poised with a thoroughly polished presence. To match this, Vatanika paired a business-ready look with a sharp VATANIKA silk velvet and silk satin jacket, paired with silk velvet straight-leg pants.
Packing power, style and drama, the sleek two-door fastback, Rolls-Royce Wraith, boldly stood out with its two-tone Diamond Black/English White finish. Vatanika complemented this with her signature black silk satin hand-draped backless gown, layered with a black turtleneck sleeveless top.
The luxury drophead motor car, Dawn, is possibly the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever created, an effortless boulevardier presented in elegant English White at the Motor Expo. Vatanika Patamasingh encapsulated this with a variation of three different looks, all reflecting the striking appeal of Dawn.
Sunthornpan Dhechatech, General Manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bangkok, commented on the collaboration, “Elegant, sophisticated and edgy, VATANIKA’s designs match our increasingly younger and fashion-savvy patronage. Rolls-Royce is collaborating with one of Thailand’s most internationally-renowned fashion labels for this first-of-its-kind collaboration at the Motor Expo. VATANIKA’S designs are aligned with our brand values – capturing expressions of visual beauty and individuality, with luxury at their core. Her tailoring technique is personal and embraces effortless wearability with a contemporary feel.”
Vatanika Patamasingh echoed the same sentiments, saying, “It was a pleasure for us to work together; we share many common values and strive for perfection in all that we do. Like Rolls-Royce’s uniquely personal creations, VATANIKA prides itself on exciting handcrafted detail, and it was a real pleasure for me to select these looks inspired by the motor cars on display.”
The curated Rolls-Royce collection will go on to be part of VATANIKA’s Resort 2018 collection and will be available through her boutiques located at Bangkok’s Emquartier, Siam Paragon, Central Chidlom and via her online store.