Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
News18 » Auto
1-min read

From Cars to Luggage: Rolls-Royce Launches the 'Wraith' Collection

The Wraith Luggage Collection consists of two 'Grand Tourer' valises, three 'Long Weekender' bags and a garment carrier.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:April 30, 2016, 3:45 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

The company best known for automotive craftsmanship has turned its attention from cars to suitcases.

The Wraith Luggage Collection is a set of bespoke bags designed to fit perfectly into the rear of a Rolls-Royce Wraith, in terms of quality and style as well as size.


It consists of two 'Grand Tourer' valises, three 'Long Weekender' bags and a garment carrier. Created by Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer Michael Bryden, it also got help from the company's head of automotive design, Giles Taylor.

According to Bryden, each piece of the collection had to faithfully follow the design aesthetics of a Rolls-Royce.

"The latest technologies and materials are blended with traditional crafts and techniques, leading to an elegantly executed and thoroughly contemporary luggage collection," he said.


That's why, for instance, the wheels on the cases -- just like on Rolls-Royce cars -- are self-righting, with the RR badge never changing its position.

But beyond potential gimmicks, the attention to detail is remarkable. Each handle was designed and redesigned until it perfectly distributed the bag's weight when carried.

Invisible stitching, a technique more commonly associated with the world's most exclusive garment makers, has been adopted so that if a case or bag comes into contact with the owner's body, there is nothing to snag or catch clothing on.


But more importantly, before creating the luggage collection, Rolls-Royce sought out advice and guidance from head butlers at a number of the world's most exclusive hotels.

To ensure strength without adding weight, the Grand Tourer cases have been made from carbon fibre and each element of the collection is wrapped in the same premium leather hide found inside every Rolls-Royce. The collection can be hand-stitched in a thread colour to match a client's car and is available in mono or two-tone leather finish.

The collection is available to order now from Rolls-Royce dealerships and is priced at £24,248 in the UK, €28,984 in Europe and $45,854 in the US.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results