Colours bloom at the Bentley boutique in the spirit of celebrating the Spring Season. A new range of colours have arrived for its capsule handbag collection that went on sale at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Continental and the Barnato bags are two handbag models that celebrate the pure colour extension with references to Bentley’s signature bespoke hide combinations. Concepts of refined luxury inspire a Special Ivory derived from Bentley’s 1952 Continental R-Type executed for the Continental handbag model in patent leather with a deep Burgundy interior. The Barnato handbag is now offered in an Imperial Blue exterior with linen panels, a linen interior accented with Imperial Blue pockets, representing the ultimate expression of luxury and refinement in harmony with sea and coastal landscapes, yachting and other leisure pursuits.
Historic colours including the Dragon Red drawn from the Continental GT V8 and is also executed in patent leather. The Cumbrian Green reflects back to the renowned Bentley Blower model executed in combined patent and smooth leather, thus replicating the traditional 1930’s design where the car body was part paint, part trimmed in leather.
Dr Ariane Reinhart, member of the board of Bentley Motor says “The colours are strong and exciting. We want to bring accents of daring colour into a woman’s wardrobe. The shades emphasise an aspect of the true Bentley personality, which a new generation of female customers can enjoy in their daily lives. The new handbag colours are complemented by the new silk scarves and bring the refined luxury and bespoke elements of a Bentley to a wider female audience.”
The silk scarves depict landmarks in abstract design pattern. the Jacobean mansion of Crewe Hall, the historic estate of Tatton Park and the renowned façade of Bentley’s factory are featured within the scarves. In the two colour combinations of blue/magenta and orange/magenta can be found a compass, a composition of Bentley’s wings logo, a map of the world and a dial from a Bentley dashboard. The hand-rolled edge of the scarves is framed by an interpretation of the matrix grille on the front of Bentley models, emphasising the heritage of the brand as a Grand Tourer.