Vauxhall Motors Adam Exhibited At London Fashion Week

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Fred Butler, Louise Gray and James Small reveal their personalised ADAM in Covent Garden.

Vauxhall ADAM

Vauxhall ADAM

Fred Butler, Louise Gray and James Small display their very own ADAM designs outside the home of Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Freemasons’ Hall, Covent Garden from Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th September 2012.

The cars are exhibited ahead of the Vauxhall ADAM’s global debut at the Paris Motor Show towards the end of the month, where its price will be announced and official order books opened to customers. ADAM launches in the UK for early 2013.

The designers have collaborated with Vauxhall Motors on ‘ADAM Journey’s’ which sees them filmed on their creative journey to reflect and compliment the different launch personalities, ADAM JAM (unconventional / fashionable), ADAM GLAM (elegant / sophisticated) and ADAM SLAM (energetic and sporty).

A conceptual film entitled ‘ADAM Journeys’ showcases Fred, Louise and James’ designs, and an intimate ‘Making Of’ film offers an insight into the process. Each designer has a mentor, James Small is joined by Kim Jones, Men’s Style Director at Louis Vuitton, Fred Butler is joined by Diane Pernet, Founder of a Shaded View of Fashion Film Festival and blogger, and Louise Gray is joined by Richard Sloan, stylist and fashion consultant who also styles her shows.

ADAM&LOUISE – ‘ADAM JAM’ suited Louise Gray’s bold and quirky style and its personality very much informed the selection of raw-cut materials Louise has chosen to create curtains of ragging over the front window screen and rear window. Foil-printed silk crepe, glitter-print netting and rubber-printed holographic sequins, jostle alongside inky blue chiffon, featuring large oversized sequins, navy PVC, yellow leather and vibrant blood orange spot-printed cotton, in a beautiful array of textiles, creating a Carnival and celebratory feel, reinforced by giant heart shaped red Latex balloons strapped to the roof.

ADAM&JAMES – ‘ADAM GLAM’ depicts a sleek and luxurious personality, and fits with James Small’s elegant menswear and love of intricate print. He has wrapped the car in a black and pink graphic that fuses tiger camouflage with an overlaying paisley pattern. He has cleverly used a complimentary colour to highlight ADAM’s signature floating roof, by keeping it solid and glossy. He felt a camouflage would work well with the contours of the ADAM.

ADAM&FRED – ‘ADAM SLAM’ perfectly epitomises Fred Butler’s daring character with its street-led personality. She has incorporated a colour palette of primary colours, lilac and mustard into the Dibond coloured-aluminium geometric sculpture she has created in modular sections to adorn the front and rear of her ADAM. She describes her organically growing form as ‘Car Couture’
Niels Loeb, Chief Designer, Exterior, Vauxhall Motors says, "Working alongside Louise, James and Fred has seen automotive and fashion design merge. As designers we all create ideas but are also challenged by different rules and lead times. The ADAM Journeys project has provided an insight as to how we can work alongside such talent. We're proud to present ADAM Journeys."

The ADAM is Vauxhall Motors new chic, small, urban car. The Vauxhall ADAM offers unlimited personalisation through the choice of exterior and interior colours, roof colours, decors and various headliners including an LED lit, 'starlight' roof trim. The Vauxhall ADAM will be available in three different trims.

Visitors to the Vauxhall stand at the Paris Motor Show (Hall 5.2 stand 501) will find an impressive display of ADAM’s representing just some of the many combinations available.    Interactive stations will allow visitors to create their very own ADAM and explore the virtually endless customisation possibilities at the touch of a button.

To view both, ‘ADAM Journeys’ and ‘ADAM Journeys - Making Of’ go to:
ADAM Journey’s will be screened at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on 18th September 2012.


About Vauxhall Motors

Vauxhall Motors is dedicated to supporting style and design in the UK, and does so through a number of initiatives including Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair and the Vauxhall Ampera season at The Filling Station, Kings Cross. Vauxhall Motors has been manufacturing motor vehicles in the UK continuously since 1903. Vauxhall’s range spans all mainstream sectors of the vehicle market with best-selling model names such as Corsa, Astra, Meriva, Zafira and Insignia regularly topping the sales charts.

About Vauxhall ADAM

Measuring almost 3.70 metres in length, Vauxhall’s new, chic and agile car is perfect for urban environments. Unlike other rivals, ADAM bucks the trend of retro-based design with a modern and bold look. Its striking and unique “floating” roof which is visually disconnected from the body allows a perfect execution of a two-tone colour combination. Inside the cabin, the Vauxhall ADAM offers seating for four people who will benefit from a premium-inspired atmosphere and a high degree of roominess unusual for a small car.

About Vauxhall Fashion Scout

September 2012 will feature an exciting selection of Off & On Schedule designers with Vauxhall Fashion Scout hosting a range of catwalk shows, salon shows, presentations and exhibition space. The event takes place from 14th – 18th September in Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s permanent location – Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, a short walk from Somerset House, the home of London Fashion Week.

Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Paris Showroom will run from 27th September – 2nd October 2012.

About Fred Butler

The first accessories designer to be given an on-schedule platform at London Fashion Week, where she holds dedicated seasonal presentations, Fred Butler cut her teeth with renowned set designer Shona Heath and has worked with New York designers As Four. Now based in London's East End, she is always colour-coordinated with her sculptural forms, which challenge the way people traditionally look at jewellery. Her pioneering work includes: head pieces, wrist, neck and waist adornments. She enjoys regular private commissions for such artists as: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga (she designed the telephone from her infamous music video), T.E.E.D, Beth Ditto, and Patrick Wolf

About Louise Gray

Louise Gray is known for her vibrant, colourful collections that play with texture and fabrics. Educated at The Glasgow School of Art and Central St Martins MA, Louise was then sponsored by Fashion East, NEWGEN and Fashion Forward respectively. Her label is based on brightly hued, boldly textured garments whose shapes are simple and where movement and embellishment take centre stage, creating an eye-catching wearable wardrobe for the modern woman. She has collaborated with Topshop on a fashion and beauty range, as well as Nicholas Kirkwood, Pollini, Nasir Mazhar, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

About James Small

James Small demonstrates everything Vauxhall Motors support – creativity, passion, and cutting edge design. James Small graduated from London College of Fashion in 2001 with a BA in Fashion Menswear Design. James worked as head designer for Kim Jones for seven years, as well as collaborating on projects for fashion heavy weights including Hugo Boss, Iceberg, Mulberry and Commes des Garsons. Since starting his self-titled menswear label in 2010, which debuted at Somerset House during London Fashion Week, entitled ‘Group Control’, he has been awarded ‘New Generation’ by the British Fashion Council, a scheme which supports talented emerging designers. James has showcased both his SS2012 and AW2012 collections at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

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