What happens with luxury automotive giant Infiniti teams up with two globally recognized fashion men’s and womenswear designers? You get 2 one-of-a-kind, limited edition Q50 luxury sports sedans designed by Zac Posen and Thom Browne . The unique whips will be sold on the innovative online shopping destination Gilt, just in time for the holiday season. These 2014 Infiniti Q50’s comes equipped with some amazing technical specs, that probably only appeal to me because I am a bit of a car dork, but more importantly each of these custom vehicles come with features that are part of each designer’s style aesthetic which is pretty dope. What makes this special offering even more exclusive and desirable…both Posen and Browne have designed limited edition accessories to accompany the car and the lucky owners are also set to receive $10,000 of Gilt.com shopping credit in addition to a style consultation. Chances are…whomever is purchasing one of these cars, probably doesn’t need any assistance in the style department. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with such an innovative brand like Infiniti to create one-of-a-kind vehicles designed by two of our favourite cutting edge designers, Thom Browne and Zac Posen, ” states Alexis Maybank, Founder and Chief Business Development & Strategy Officier, Gilt.com. “We are always looking for new ways to give our members access for exclusive products and unique experiences that they cannot find anywhere else, so this was the perfect opportunity to bring together top fashion design, automotive design and technology in a way we know our members will love.
ZAC POSEN 2014 LIMITED EDITION INFINITI Q50
It comes as little to no surprise that Posen went with a fashion forward, edgy concept with his design. The vehicle will not missed on the road that’s for sure with it’s ombre effect exterior, which begins in a light, matte silver and subtlety transitions into a dark grey with high gloss finish. Although the outside is quite eye catching, it’s the interior design and features that caught my attention; Oxblood coloured luxurious leather, wood grain and leather door paneling and the designer’s name etched in the backrests of the seats. To accompany the vehicle , Posen designed a Smartphone clutch in limited quantities (only 350) that matches the vehicle’s interior colour scheme and was inspired by the In Touch System and advanced technology and priced at $250 USD.
THOM BROWNE 2014 LIMITED EDITION INFINITI Q50
Browne’s sharp rendition of the Q50, has a mirrored reflective chrome finish and the interior features a racing stripe on the seats in the classic American colours – red, white and blue. In my opinion, the best part of these wheels, Browne includes a luggage set designed specifically and custom fit for this vehicle. Furthermore, Mr. Browne has created a sterling silver personal card case which also stays consistent with the theme and includes the racing stripe. A limited quantity of 100 pieces were made for $650 USD.
The sale for the two cars and limited edition accessories begins Thursday, December 12th at noon EST. For more information or to preview the show, head to www.gilt.com/InfinitiQ50