Showcasing Bally’s world of modern men’s shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear, the contemporary leather collection for Spring/Summer 2013 is imbued with a nostalgic spirit that speaks of luxurious outdoor adventures aligning perfectly with the Swiss leather goods house’s pioneer heritage.
With a focus firmly on shoes, Bally has created a rich tableau to depict the Bally man in the elements surrounded by an array of items that represent his discerning appreciation of superior design and quality, be it vintage or modern. From his cutting edge Swiss-made bike to his favourite books to his sumptuous Bally wardrobe, every piece has been carefully selected and placed to showcase the Bally man’s refined sensibilities.
Bally’s new Forester urban expedition boot embodies modern functionality. Featuring archive inspired strap and buckle detail on the tri-colour leather upper, the Forester boot introduces an exclusive natural rubber non-slip lug sole and an innovative detachable moisture-wicking interior sock, each authenticating Bally’s modern design edge.
A rich suede holdall from the new Verbier accessories range aligns perfectly with the Bally man’s adventures, reaffirming the Swiss brand’s exquisite leather craftsmanship and quality. Verbier centrepieces also include the forest trek backpack, an overnight holdall and a practical tote, all unlined in soft suede and canvas. The signature boot buckle and strap elements feature as an adjustable handle as does Bally’s specially engineered Trainspotting stripe integrated into the leather as added detail.
Scribe Legere, with its lightweight micro-sole, now extends to a classically styled chukka boot in unlined, fine suede. This lightweight city shoe is crafted from box calf and pebble grained leather, contrasted by the Berner’s casual unlined perforated leather derby with a naturally finished sole. The Bally moccasin is re-introduced with a new injection moulded sole for maximum comfort and function.
Ready-to-wear expresses the meticulous simplicity of chic sportswear, combining Bally’s core leathers paired with super fine cashmere, suede and crinkled kangaroo placed alongside cotton linen knits.
Reversible and unlined outerwear such as the M65 Parker with its utilitarian twist are a further focal point.
Spring/Summer 2013’s palette includes stone, oat, nude, fawn and sage off-set with touches of white, bordeaux, dove grey, graphite and classic black.