For the third consecutive season, Audemars Piguet proudly participated in Michael Bastian’s Fashion Week show. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection presentation held at FOCUS: Café Rouge was the perfect occasion to showcase new pieces from Audemars Piguet’s collection recently unveiled including the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm and Royal Oak Offshore Diver – for the first time both models crafted in ceramic.
Michael Bastian, 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, delivered an exquisite collection encompassing men’s tailored clothing, sportswear, and accessories. Michael Bastian’s personal timepiece of choice is a classic stainless steel Royal Oak Chronograph.
The inspiration for the season was the American painter Andrew Wyeth and his dark, spare, introspective vision of Maine and New England. The collection color palette was darker than in previous seasons and included black, olive, red, indigo with brighter hues of raincoat yellow and hunter orange for added effect. Fabrics were rugged yet luxurious with brushed tweeds, leather, moleskin and shearling use to great effect.
“It is our honor and privilege to work with Audemars Piguet for a third straight season in a row for our runway watches,” said designer Michael Bastian. “I have a favorite story about them that I always like to share. Very few people know that Audemars Piguet was the first watchmaker to develop a luxury sports watch in stainless steel when to the rest of the world, luxury only meant gold, diamonds and flash. It is this special, subtle understanding of true luxury – one that does not take the obvious route or rely on stereotypical ideas of what makes something rare and precious – that makes me admire them so much.”