SPIRIT OF ECSTASY CHALLENGE

Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge celebrates creativity in design and the physical potential of materials.

Traditional Chinese painting greatly informs Shanghai-based Bi Rongrong’s process when creating her winning Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge artwork.

Bi Rongrong Inspiration and Process

Traditional Chinese painting greatly informs Shanghai-based Bi Rongrong’s process when creating her winning Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge artwork.

Introducing Ghizlane Sahli, one of the 3 winners of the inaugural Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge.

Ghizlane Sahli Inspiration and Process

Introducing Ghizlane Sahli, one of the 3 winners of the inaugural Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge.

From the rugged seaside to the forensic lab, London-based Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Scarlett Yang’s process explores nature, humanity and technological approaches that intercept design.

Scarlett Yang Inspiration and Process

From the rugged seaside to the forensic lab, London-based Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Scarlett Yang’s process explores nature, humanity and technological approaches that intercept design.

In anticipation of the Autumn reveal of the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge final artworks, Muse sits down with Christine Franck, Head of Colour, Materials & Trim Design at Rolls-Royce, to delve into the enormous creative potential of textiles. The opportunities to imagine something radically innovative in textiles have never been more far-reaching or fanciful. Versatile, delicate, and steeped in history, textile offers up a wide-open terrain of creative possibility.

Pushing The Boundaries Of Textiles

In anticipation of the Autumn reveal of the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge final artworks, Muse sits down with Christine Franck, Head of Colour, Materials & Trim Design at Rolls-Royce, to delve into the enormous creative potential of textiles. The opportunities to imagine something radically innovative in textiles have never been more far-reaching or fanciful. Versatile, delicate, and steeped in history, textile offers up a wide-open terrain of creative possibility.

We are honoured to announce the three winners of the inaugural Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge. Bi Rongrong, Ghizlane Sahli and Scarlett Yang were selected by a jury of experts for their innovative approaches to textiles.

Winners Announced

We are honoured to announce the three winners of the inaugural Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge. Bi Rongrong, Ghizlane Sahli and Scarlett Yang were selected by a jury of experts for their innovative approaches to textiles.

 Few young designers have approached the question of sustainability in the fashion industry as compellingly as Scarlett Yang, the London-based designer who experiments with biomaterials and virtual technologies to create mesmerising sculptural garments.

Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Scarlett Yang

Few young designers have approached the question of sustainability in the fashion industry as compellingly as Scarlett Yang, the London-based designer who experiments with biomaterials and virtual technologies to create mesmerising sculptural garments.

In the hands of Sahli and the local artisans she works with, throwaway items gain new life as beautiful, intricate creations. She combines their knowledge of traditional textile techniques with her own contemporary style to create bold abstract works.

Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Ghizlane Sahli

In the hands of Sahli and the local artisans she works with, throwaway items gain new life as beautiful, intricate creations. She combines their knowledge of traditional textile techniques with her own contemporary style to create bold abstract works.

Bi Rongrong is an artist who reads cities. When travelling to new or familiar places, she scans the urban architecture for street art, ornamental patterns, posters – any fragments she can use as visual fodder for her vibrant multimedia works.

Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Bi Rongrong

Bi Rongrong is an artist who reads cities. When travelling to new or familiar places, she scans the urban architecture for street art, ornamental patterns, posters – any fragments she can use as visual fodder for her vibrant multimedia works.

Launching this year, the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge celebrates both tradition and innovation. This biennial design project will invite three emerging design visionaries to create unique works inspired by the ethos of Rolls-Royce, as symbolised by the Spirit of Ecstasy, the sculptural figurine that adorns the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce motor car.

Reimagining an Icon

Launching this year, the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge celebrates both tradition and innovation. This biennial design project will invite three emerging design visionaries to create unique works inspired by the ethos of Rolls-Royce, as symbolised by the Spirit of Ecstasy, the sculptural figurine that adorns the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce motor car.

Ever since the first encounter between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, in 1904, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been synonymous with limitless imagination.

Moved By The Spirit

Ever since the first encounter between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, in 1904, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been synonymous with limitless imagination.

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