The Saab Fashionista is a design penned by Mayeul Walser,
a French car design student currently studying for his
Masters degree in Transport Design at CREAPOLE-ESDI in
Paris. Mayeul is currently seeking an internship for July
to December of 2009.
The styling of the Fashionista is influenced
by both futurism and elegance
The Saab Fashionista is a proposal for an up-market, four-seat,
mid-engined coupe which could be built on GM's hybrid
platform as used in the Chevrolet
Volt. At 4,450mm (175 inches) long, 1,800mm (70.8
inches) wide, and 1,250mm (49 inches) high the Fashionista
and Volt have almost identical dimensions - although the
Fashionista's roofline sits slightly lower.
The styling inspiration for the Saab Fashionista comes
from a variety of different sources including futuristic
sci-fi technology and Chanel's fashion collection from
K. Lagerfeld. In combining these different influences
the overall design philosophy of the concept referrers
cleverly to Raymond Loewy's principle of MAYA (Most Advanced
Yet Acceptable). This design style essentially means that
the Fashionista has been created to appear futuristic
and forward thinking while also remaining within the boundaries
which most people will readily accept.
Access to the interior of the Saab Fashionista concept
is through unique two part doors. The top part swings
upward in manner similar to gullwing doors, while the
lower section moves out and then back.
Similar and related vehicles:
Saab Aero X
Saab 9X Air