Blending Haute Horology with high fashion, Audemars Piguet’s storied savoir-faire meets Ralph & Russo’s intricate embellishments in a collaboration between two meticulous crafts. Aligned in elegance and refinement, the Swiss watchmaker and British-based couturier complement one another with bold design and technical finesse at the heart of each house.
To officially mark their partnership, Audemars Piguet will join Ralph & Russo on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week in October, where the fashion house will unveil its spring/summer 2021 prêt-à-porter collection alongside a shimmering array of Audemars Piguet’s latest Royal Oak watches.
“Audemars Piguet has always developed cross-disciplinary collaborations that have fuelled the creativity of our artisans,” says chief executive officer, François-Henry Bennahmias. “Our partnership with Ralph & Russo came together naturally. I was struck by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo’s warm welcome when we first met; they represent talent at the highest level mixed with simplicity and authenticity.” The brands soon realised that their creations were already matched together in real life, with many women pairing Ralph & Russo’s frothy silhouettes with Audemars Piguet’s sparkling wristwear.
“Given we both share the same core values and ethos for our respective brands, we feel this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a longstanding relationship,” adds Tamara Ralph, creative Director of Ralph & Russo. When the two haute houses share the runway this fall, expect to see glorious tulle gowns teamed with sleek, frosted pink gold timepieces.