Bentley collaborates with ‘The Surgeon’ on bespoke sneakers
Bentley Motors has teamed up with Dominic Ciambrone, known as ‘The Surgeon’, to introduce a limited-edition line of Bentley-inspired sneakers, reserved by Mulliner clients and collectors.
The collection features 10 bespoke pairs of sneakers, each inspired by Bentley’s brand pillars and model range; Speed, Azure, and Mulliner. They combine Ciambrone’s craftsmanship skills and design sensibilities blending high fashion with street culture. Unique design elements include Bentley’s signature diamond quilting, cross-stitching found on the steering wheel, and The Surgeon’s signature aesthetic and skull-and-scalpel monogram.
“Creativity and bespoke design is consistently woven into our DNA and has been since 1919, especially as it relates to our private coachbuilding division of Mulliner,” said Christophe Georges, president and CEO, Bentley Americas.
“Connecting and producing with a like-minded creative like The Surgeon is not only rewarding but also exciting to watch as we support the next generation of diverse craftspeople who share similar brand values.”
The bespoke sneaker collection is accompanied by a 1-of-1 Bentley that will be unveiled next month during design week at Art Basel Miami to illustrate the collaboration. Alongside the car, one buyer will receive a matching pair of 1-of-1 sneakers, namely the ‘Bentley x The Surgeon Adidas Forum Low.’
The Bentley x The Surgeon collaboration began in early 2022. Ciambrone visited the Bentley campus in Crewe to discover the luxury British brand via its materials, finishes and bespoke elements. He tapped into the coachbuilding division of the brand, Bentley Mulliner, to realize additional creative details and bespoke elements to his designs.
“Growing up, I was building, painting, sewing and not just shoes, it was anything I could get my hands on. This is a very special moment for The Surgeon brand and to showcase our creativity in a new light collaborating with Bentley. They are at the top of their craft and understand luxury and craftsmanship at the highest level as we do— it’s very exciting to partner with them and bring these visions to life,” said Ciambrone.
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