Unveiled as the finale to the Spencer Hart London Collections: Men show, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is Mercedes-Benz’s first UK fashion collaboration. The car has been styled by Nick Hart, the brand’s Creative Director, and showcases the work of AMG’s Performance Studio.
CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake by Spencer Hart & Mercedes Benz
The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake by Spencer Hart appears in a specially created colour ‘Nick Hart Midnight Blue’, which is Spencer Hart’s signature colour. In place of the traditional Mercedes-Benz chrome accents and wheels, Nick Hart has chosen subtle, dark, understated finishes for interior trim details, and the external highlights. Shooting Brakes were particularly favoured by British shooting parties in the 1950s and 1960s for their coupé-like two-door styling with added practicality.
The luxurious cabin of the bespoke Mercedes-Benz takes inspiration from Spencer Hart’s flagship store in Brook Street, in particular the exclusive walnut panelled personal shopping area, ‘The Vault’. The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake by Spencer Hart has specially sourced dark Chocolate Brown Italian leather seats with contrasting Midnight Blue stitching, with the Spencer Hart logo (inspired by the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs), embroidered into each headrest. The unique design is further enhanced by Nick Hart’s signature, creating a subtle feature on the centre console.
Unveiled for the first time at London Collections: Men, the collaboration was revealed at The Old Sorting Office on 16 June, following Spencer Hart’s SS14 collection showcase. The collection complements the sleek understated design of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake by Spencer Hart which includes hues of inspiration from 1960’s Funk music.
Working with both classic fits and new shapes, Spencer Hart has introduced longer shirts and kaftans into the SS14 collection. Lightweight shirting jackets and bright coloured prints mark a new direction for the brand. Models’ looks are finished with sandals by T-Michael and sneakers by Generic Surplus, alongside hats by Laird and bespoke sunglasses created by Oliver Goldsmith, which will be available to purchase at the Brook Street Store.