Designed and crafted in collaboration with haute couture designer Iris van Herpen, this One-of-One Bespoke commissioning honours the seamless symbiosis of nature, art, and science — brought to life through sculptural movement.

Drawing on the principles of biomimicry, the kinetic fluidity of water is visualised through hand-crafted and digital weaving techniques.

An Ocean Above

The three-dimensional Weaving Water Headliner is a collaborative masterpiece — and ambitious reimagining of Rolls-Royce’s signature Starlight Headliner.

The elegant arrangement of glass organza petals encapsulates the hypnotic motion of water. It appears as though it is rising and falling against the translucent iridescence of silver metallic fabric. Fibre-optic ‘stars’ are hand-woven in parallel, creating a tranquil sense of illuminating movement.

The three-dimensional Weaving Water Headliner of the Phantom Syntopia

The Rhythm of Waves

Extending the width of the fascia, van Herpen’s Gallery artwork exhibits a delicate display of hand-crafted glass organza petals. The fluid design — inspired by chronophotographic techniques — depicts the undulating motion of water. 

A collage of images feature the interior of Phantom Syntopia
Silk-blend rear seats of the Phantom Syntopia

A distinctive pattern animates the silk-blend rear seats, evoking the reflection of light upon water at nightfall.

‘Water can embody so many different stages — and it’s that transformation that inspires me to think of fashion from a wider perspective.’

Iris Van Herpen
Phantom Syntopia’s water motif with a solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy Phantom Syntopia’s water motif with a solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy

A Rippling Canvas

Phantom Syntopia’s water motif is beautifully reprised on the bonnet. A solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy crowns the rippling artwork, leaving a trail of cascading waves in her wake.

A collage with two images feature the water motif of the Phantom Syntopia's bonnet

IRIDESCENT MAGNETISM

The motor car is painted Liquid Noir — a Bespoke shade exclusively developed for Phantom Syntopia. Iridescent in sunlight, the shimmering colour reveals blue, gold, magenta, and purple undertones when observed from different angles.

Detailed view of the bonnet
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Iris Van Herpen

Iris van Herpen is a haute couture fashion designer whose work exists at the intersection of traditional craftsmanship and innovative technology.

Renowned for her futuristic and otherworldly garments, van Herpen draws artistic vitality from two primary inspirations: the intricate systems of nature and the expressive power of movement.

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