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Step Inside ‘The Candid Bentley’ at London Fashion Week
September 28, 2017
Over London Fashion Week, the team at Candid Magazine linked with HR Owen Bentley. If you’ve read the Decadent Motoring piece in the current print issue – The Luxury Issue, you’ll note that we photographed and reviewed the Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine – the world’s only modern coach-built car and the sportier Bentley Continental GT Speed (Mulliner). Situated – in size – in the middle of the two, we were chauffeured around the various venues of London Fashion Week in a Bentley Mulsanne from HR Owen VIP Services.
Hiring a luxury car (and driver) for London Fashion Week is basically the dream. Ushered from 180 The Strand (the main location for on-scheduled shows) to Fashion Scout (the main location for off-schedule shows) to The Langham (backdrop for DAKS) to the London Palladium (location of Joshua Kane’s show) was a pleasure. What is normally a challenge of wits and logistics – dashing across London to get to all the catwalk shows and presentations – was turned into a lavish, slow-moving tour of London, sunk deep into quilted leather seating. Cut off from outside traffic (the Mulsanne keeps you insulated in your own opulent environment), we glided through the capital, the only sounds our own chatter and the faint keys of Chopin lightly emanating from the top-notch Naim audio system.
We were all so enamoured with the car, we began to affectionately call it ‘The Candid Bentley’. So spacious was the interior, that it turned into a bit of a roving office for the team, where we were storing our show tickets, laptops and jackets for later shows. And the arrival at each show? Let’s just say it turned some heads.
Below are images of the Candid editorial team, and a guest or two, taking full advantage of the Mulsanne as both a mode of transportation and as a photo shoot prop.
We cannot recommend using HR Owen VIP Services enough. It’s the perfect way to navigate around London Fashion Week and a brilliant way to test drive the HR Owen fleet of precision motor cars before investing in your own luxury automobile.
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