(September 5, 2013 – New York, NY) – For the fourth consecutive season, Audemars Piguet proudly participated in Michael Bastian’s Fashion Week show. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection presentation held at The Pierre, the legendary hotel on Fifth Avenue, was the perfect setting to showcase Audemars Piguet’s collection.
The inspiration for the season was the innate style of French men. The color palette of balloon red, French blue, white, navy, pineapple yellow and sage green was delivered in an exquisite collection encompassing men’s tailored clothing, sportswear, and accessories with many looks complemented by an Audemars Piguet timepiece. This season Michael included the brand’s iconic Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore collections as well as Jules Audemars and Tradition designs. The show also featured a performance by the singer Alice Smith who wore an 18k rose gold Jules Audemars Extra-Thin with diamonds.
“This season I wanted to do something more colorful, more joyous — play around a bit more with pattern mixing and unexpected styling, in a loose, easier, sexier way that typifies to me the best of French men’s style. The inspiration initially came from observing the French guys in my life, as well as movies such as The Red Balloon, The Dreamers and the classic movies of Jacques Tati. I also drew inspiration from the incredible spirit and joyfulness of the late America designer Patrick Kelly — no one loved Paris more than he did. I often think the true essence of a place can only be reflected through the eyes and experiences of an outsider, and for me, Patrick’s vision of Paris — bright, romantic , frenetic, sexy and chic – is the one that stays with me,” said Bastian.
Michael Bastian’s personal timepiece of choice is the classic stainless steel Royal Oak Chronograph.