The Spring Summer 2019 collection by Bally takes you on an adventure inspired by photographic road trips in which retro sportswear inspired by 1970’s and 80’s color photo hues is given a modern contemporary spin. Bally’s carefree wanderlust yearns to discover a simpler time and place disconnecting if only temporary, from today’s hyper-connected world. By escaping a bit, a connection to Bally’s luxury roots in Schônenwerd, Switzerland is found again. Not left behind is the desire for ease, comfort and functionality in stylish sportswear and accessories.
Bally’s rich archives are considered with each collection. For Spring 2019 references of Bally’s Swiss home in Schönenwerd are extracted. Select archive styles of shoes and bags are revisited in modern interpretations. A ribbon-style Bally logo from a 1940 Reynold Vuilleumier advertising poster is seen on clothes and shoes. Evoking the golden age of color photography, colors reflect the muted hues and sepia tones of the 70s photography interspersed with bolder tones of emerald, poppy red and gold.
The ready to wear collection uses materials such as glossed lamb Nappa, calf hair, shearling, cashmere suede, washed silk drill, cotton fleece and is realised through layering- trenches overlay paper thin leather jackets and shorts. 70’s-style blousons and suede bombers provide structure over loose, belted trousers.
Bally’s masterful leather craftsmanship resonates through backpacks, the softest leather weekenders and totes in a variety of shapes that combine practicality with luxury using materials such as vegetable-dyed Nappa, grained calfskin, woven textile and leather, Bally cotton logo jacquard. Archive detail such as the recognisable Bally stripe and Super Smash logo add a subtle heritage touch.