One of the brands that tend to rule the runway during couture week is Ralph & Russo, and it’s not hard to see why with their dreamy pieces at the top of everyone’s wish-lists. Respected for creativity and craftsmanship, the maison’s codes are in line with a brand that they’ve teamed up with for its latest Spring/Summer ’21 Prêt-à-Porter collection and together, a remarkable collaboration is born.
A blend between high fashion and haute horology, Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet have come together to highlight how the two brands’ latest collections mirror one another in savoir-faire and refinement.
Both two family-owned companies that have been embedded with reinvention and craftsmanship, the collaboration will be officially marked during Paris Fashion Week in October — make sure to spot Audemars Piguet’s shimmering Royal Oak timepieces on the catwalk.
You can expect to see the Royal Oak Selfwinding models in 4 new models complete in stainless steel and/or 18-carat pink gold, as well as a new feminine take on the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon, complete with refined feminine aesthetics and complicated micro-mechanics.
“Audemars Piguet has always developed cross-disciplinary collaborations that have fuelled the creativity of our artisans,” said François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer. “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 fun part was when we actually realised that our watches had already been paired with their exceptional designs many times by clients in real life who didn’t need to wait for this partnership to match our two brands!”
Speaking on the new partnership, Tamara Ralph, Ralph & Russo’s Creative Director and Michael Russo, Chief Executive Officer said: “We have long been admirers as well as clients of Audemars Piguet and their exceptional watches, and as such, were thrilled by the prospect of a partnership. Beyond our personal affinity for the brand, we felt a strong connection and alignment through our mutual dedication to both uncompromising craftsmanship and the creation of wonderfully unique styles that withstand the test of time.”
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