Bentley Teams With Famed Shoemaker 'The Surgeon'

Bentley and ‘The Surgeon’ have created an exclusive line of sneakers reserved for Mulliner clients and collectors.

The base footwear The Surgeon uses for the bespoke designs are adidas Forum Low sneakers.

An exclusive one-off Bentley x The Surgeon vehicle will be unveiled at Art Basel Miami in December, alongside an accompanying pair of 1-of-1 Bentley x The Surgeon adidas Forum Low sneakers.

Bentley Motors has announced a collaboration with a leading force of the customised shoe industry Dominic Ciambrone, known as The Surgeon, to create a limited-edition line of Bentley-inspired sneakers, reserved by Mulliner clients and collectors.

The collaboration brings together two icons of design, each known for their own blend of craftsmanship and unparalleled style, to create exceptional and unique fashion pieces.

Bentley will unveil the 1-of-1 Bentley x The Surgeon vehicle during design week at Art Basel Miami during December to illustrate the collaboration. Alongside the car, one buyer will receive a matching pair of 1-of-1 sneakers – the ‘Bentley x The Surgeon adidas Forum Low.’

A self-taught creative and maker, Dominic’s craftsmanship skills and design sensibilities focus on the ability to combine high fashion with street culture. In utilising his eye to blend the intersection of these two worlds, he has successfully pioneered a unique shoe category. Similar to Bentley’s ability to merge sustainability and innovation, Dominic famously reimagines and fuses sneakers with ultra-premium materials, creating his own inimitable style. 

The Bentley x The Surgeon collaboration began in early 2022 when Dominic visited the Bentley campus in Crewe to immerse himself in the luxury British brand and explore the variety of materials, finishes and bespoke elements used throughout the creation of each and every Bentley.

He tapped into the coachbuilding division of the brand, Bentley Mulliner, to realise additional creative details and bespoke elements to his designs, with exquisite direction. 

Each of the limited-edition, handcrafted sneakers boasts unique facets including, but not limited to, Bentley’s signature diamond quilting, cross-stitching found on the steering wheel, and premium hides identical to those used to trim Bentley’s unrivalled interior designs. These beautiful elements combine with The Surgeon’s signature aesthetic and skull-and-scalpel monogram.

Dominic and the Bentley Mulliner team worked to create pairs of sneakers to embody the variety in the Bentley model range. Harnessing the characteristics of three families of cars, the identifying sneakers showcase special colours unique to their core values.

“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,” says Dominic Ciambrone. “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.”

Christophe Georges, President & CEO, Bentley Americas, said: “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.

“Connecting and producing with a likeminded 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.”

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