The Autumn Winter 2017 collection evokes the mood of a gentleman’s club in 1970s New York City. Gambling, cigar smoke, whisky and card games... An era of David Bowie and Mick Jagger... Bianca Jagger’s black choker with a diamond heart...
A contrasting collection of opulent evening dress and urban sportswear.
Women’s: The Janelle family expands - the flat babouche style is delivered in new colours and two heeled versions (30mm and 85mm) together with a sportier slip-on sneaker - all featuring the archive inspired buckle. The Ascona lace-up sneaker is available in polka-dot and leopard print.
Men’s: The Bally hiking boot is joined by a more urban style, including ankle strap and Bally stripe detail, alongside a chicer version with rubber injected leather sole. Bally’s classic Heimberg and Ultra sneakers come in new derivations and heritage dress shoes become hybrid.
Women’s: Bally’s Sommet is adorned with checks that mirror the ready-to-wear collection while the B Turn is decorated with badges, animal print and Swarovski crystals. Rich velvet and tartan backpacks are completed with the signature B Turn lock.
There is a new top-handle bag featuring a double zip and detachable shoulder strap alongside a tote featuring the Janelle buckle to match the shoes. The Suzy bag is a focus.
Men’s: Backpacks are covered with ‘Ballymania’ print (an archive inspired patch detail recalling Bally’s origins).
Highlights include double-breasted coats, 1970s evening blazers, A-line skirts and coats, boot-cut trousers, two-piece suits, berets, bow ties, pussy bow blouses, checked suits, animal print.
TEXTURES AND FABRICS
Bonded wool, silk/polyester mix, wool crepe, vernice baltimora, bonded calf skin, calf leather, nappa metal wash, cotton poplin, lamb nappa, wool felt, silk drap, pony hair, lapin felt, serrano lux, viscose, velvet, metallic lamb nappa, python mosaico, wool/silk faille, cotton/acetate satin, viscose velvet, silk faille moiré, water snake.
COLOURS AND PATTERNS
Ivy and purple are the lead colours for the collection. Complimentary colours include: dark red, merlot and lemon. Animal prints include leopard, cow and giraffe. Tartan checks are seen across the ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.
Vintage effect calf nappa, leather bonded to jersey, metallic effect lamb nappa, velvet jacquards (giraffe, stripe), fused leathers creating contrast pleats, ‘cashmere’ calf suede, silk taffeta, tartans.