Graceful Contours: Bally’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Bally’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is Inspired by shoe forms and intricate details found from the brand’s impressive archive. An elegant new toe shape and fine leather cut work are the graceful hallmarks of this modern collection.

This season, the archive spotlight falls on a new blunt toe shape from 1961 that forms the basis of the sophisticated Butterfly shoe collection, offering flats to pumps in a variety of heel heights. Beautifully detailed uppers from the 1930s characterized by the fine ribbon detail of cut leather work, have been devotedly embraced throughout the collection. The result of such concepts is a highly stylized collection of contrasting positive and negative layers, straight lines and curves, color blocking, layering and sublime material mixes.

The collection showcases Bally’s leather craftsmanship mastery, the signature element of the Swiss brand and its products, which feature the immediately recognisable techniques of cut-outs, mesh, perforation and embellishment, endowed from the brand’s rich archive.

Colours reference the 1960s work of British painter Ben Nicholson from when he lived in Switzerland. Chalk, white, oyster, nude, pale aqua, pale lemon, pale pistachio sit alongside soft gold, biscuit and graphic black, contrasted against pops of acid orange, yellow and green.
Bally’s Creative Directors Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler have continued their style evolution of the luxury Swiss leather goods house, taking the brand’s strong heritage of leather work and design, reinventing it as an extraordinarily Contemporary collection for this Spring and Summer.

Bally is available at ‘The Avenue’ at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi 800 384 4238 and at Mirdif City Center in Dubai +971 42514832.