Royal College of Art Students Team up With Bentley for Auto-Inspired Womenswear

Royal College of Art Students Team up With Bentley for Auto-Inspired Womenswear
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Students from London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) are striking a pose with Bentley with a series of designs inspired by the iconic British auto manufacturer.

Taking their studies in a new direction, these students created cool designs for women’s clothing that reflect the Bentley brand. The lucky 17 fashion students spent several months working with Bentley’s leading designers, to finish their assignment – design a car coat (three-quarter length travel coat); footwear (driving shoe); and a weekend overnight bag.

“As a brand, Bentley knows the importance of its female customers and the discerning influence they bring to bear,” said Christine Gaskell, Bentley board member for HR. “Our cars reflect their understanding of the best in quality materials, design technology, style and sophistication. The RCA students have captured these attributes perfectly.”

As part of their assignment, the students had to fashion their designs to reflect Bentley’s status as a luxury brand and weave elements from the new Bentley Continental GT into these items.

Making the shortlist with their designs are Rebecca Thomson (car coat); Louise van Hauen (weekend bag); and Alvaro Gonzalez (driving shoes). We can expect to see prototypes for display at the end of the summer term.