With a distinct Latin flavor, the Bally Spring 2017 collection is a vision of vibrant style and bold sophistication, clothes and attitude embodying all the carefree joy of a never-ending summer day. The collection features a dazzling display of ice cream tones, shiny metals and pops of ’60s ultra-colour: flared trousers and satin blouses in pink; a crushed velvet backpack and kabuki platforms in bright fuchsia; a leather shirt and mesh vest in cherry red; a gold metallic shirt and high-ankle espadrilles glistening like sweet wrappers in the light.
Pablo Coppola’s Bally offering for Spring was inspired by Cuba. The Latin connection could be seen in the boxy guayabera-style shirts cut in paper-thin red or turquoise leather and in gaucho-esque wide-legged pants. Layering pieces like a leather mesh tank top and compact knits with tiny laser cuts. To round things out there were a-line shaped jackets and leather trenches with bold whip-stitching details.
The inform of the bright pastel shades of the shoes is prominent with an espadrille/loafer hybrid in a crinkled gold tech material. Bags, including the new Balium follow the same exotic color story, lower-key neutrals a an alternative.