For the third consecutive season Michael Bastian partnered with Swiss luxury watch manufacture Audemars Piguet to present his New York Fashion Week show. Bastian’s Goth inflected Fall/Winter 2013 collection was styled with several new watches from Audemars Piguet’s range including the recently released ceramic versions of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver and the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm.

 

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For Fall 2013 Bastian took inspiration from the dark, spare and introspective vision of American painter Andrew Wyeth. After last seasons sunny/sexy Fire Island inspired show Bastian, and creative director Stefan Campbell, switched to a darker 80s punk inspired palette of black and olive with models made up with smokey eyes beneath Eugenia Kim’s wide-brimmed fedoras.

 

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“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.”

 

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See the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Collection here.
See the Michael Bastian Fall/Winter 2013 collection here.

 

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