FOR Spring/Summer 2020, Bally presents a color palette inspired by the natural world With dégradé color imitating the hues of the sky, S/S 2020’s palette is heavily inspired by nature, including core neutrals like stone, taupe, clay brown, mandarin orange, jade, army green, indigo, navy and classic Bally red.
Unexpected pop art references and archival graphics are further reinterpreted, honoring Bally’s heritage of design. As an architect of leather, a legacy of craftsmanship comes through meticulously constructed footwear, accessories and outerwear. The new collection features textures and techniques such as pleating, top-stitching and micro-waffle weaves alongside bonded, laser-patented and stretch leathers, hand-lacquered suedes, silk twills, crepes and jacquards, parachute cottons, lightweight wools and shaved shearling.
A new kitten heel pays homage to mid-century modern design on the graphic Callie shoe with asymmetrical lines and a chiseled toe. The Alexa boot gets an artful update in suede on contrast leather. An archive B-chain pattern adorns Bally classics including the Janelle and Heimberg sneaker.
New dimensions in Celestine styles confirm Bally’s commitment to the distinguished Cecyle keyhole hardware. Dual sizes come with a top handle and an additional crossbody strap, woven with a silk B-chain scarf. The Bally Sommet satchel caters to the workday with a double-top handle in embossed crocodile leather.
For the ready-to-wear wardrobe line, craft takes center stage with classic tailoring for women. Advanced fabric printing and placing techniques, as well as innovative leatherwork including hand-lacquered finishes and intarsia, make for staple wardrobe pieces and versatile day-to-night wear. Symmetrical micro-patterns on silk reference the Bally Wing signifier.
Men’s summer hiking shoes are updated with a low-top style in spring weight fabrics and technical cord laces, while the Vegas and Bienne sneakers make casual cameos. The Courmayeur capsule bridges form, function and style with a hybrid offering incorporating Vibram grip soles and a waterproof finish.
Practical and versatile bags such as the Hawke and Ray backpacks remain perfect for everyday exploration in bold sizes and proportions.
For the men’s clothing line, Bally’s artisanal approach to each garment brings sensibility to S/S 2020 with a versatile, yet polished aesthetic. Outwear is geared for a range of continental temperatures and anchors the collection, whether a fluid gabardine trench, paired with a peccary leather belt and bull leather trousers with split seams, or a yarn-died, enzyme-washed bomber jacket worn with a 12-gauge cotton ribbed knit.