Porsche has teamed up with New York fashion label Aimé Leon Dore (ALD) and restored a 911 Super Carrera (SC) for this year’s New York Fashion Week.
ALD founder and creative director Teddy Santis decided to have the car finished in the ‘Olive’ classic Porsche color and have rally-inspired auxiliary lights fitted to the bonnet alongside Fuchs wheels and a roof rack.
“The vision for this project was always to portray the Super Carrera with a completely different type of intimacy than the 964 but in a way that would feel equally impactful,” Santis says. “The design of the vehicle and the creative direction for the project both come from my childhood on the Greek islands and the unique beauty of things that get better with age and wear in that environment.”
The interior of the car is just as special as the exterior. For example, Persian carpets have been used as floor mats and are also found in the door panels. In addition, the original Recaro seats were restored by Recaro itself and all the materials used in the cabin were processed by hand.
Porsche and ALD displayed the 911 SC at Porsche’s flagship showroom in Manhattan over the weekend.
“Working in partnership with Porsche is always a deeply humbling experience and a privilege, but this project specifically left me with a deeper appreciation for the company, its core values, and the amazing people that work there,” added Santis. “It is a testament to the dedication, resourcefulness, and vision of the Porsche team that our relationship became tighter during the coronavirus crisis when all our plans were being thrown into chaos and we needed to adapt. More so than ever, the realization of this project is as much about teamwork and collective belief as it is about the shared vision of the two brands.”