The Metropolitant Team had a sneak peek of the Bally’s Spring-Summer 2014 Collection. While you will find more photos in the gallery here, we take a look at some of the highlights of the collection. Bally Men’s Spring-Summer 2014 Collection – Tour de Bally
Racing round the city or freewheeling into the weekend – one man, two wheels and total liberty. Cycling in all its styles was the inspiration for the Men’s Collection for Spring-Summer 2014. Shoes, ready-to-wear, leather outerwear and accessories all combine high-technology leatherwork, re-engineered classics from the Bally archives, as well as innovative treatments and techniques. These include a specially engineered Teflon tanning system, a cutting-edge rubberization method, bi-colour suede perforation and a newly developed process of bonding that combines leather with materials such as cotton.
The Bally ‘Rubberized Leather’ Collection
Bally’s innovative and high-technology rubberization system treats leather to give it a rich matt finish, improved performance and even smoother feel. Pieces in this collection include a wide range of newly designed drivers, the ‘All Season’ sneakers and bi-colour, multifunctional sports bags.
The Bally ‘Techno Suede’ Collection
Top quality leather meets world-class Swiss science to create suede garments that stay looking good even when you’re caught out by water and spills. Water-resistant pieces for SS14 include a cycling-inspired cape, a raincoat as well as the Bally ‘Travel Jacket’.
Spring-Summer 2014 Women’s Collection
The collection revolves around two distinct themes – City and Weekend – which showcase Bally’s expertise in creating precise, pragmatic luxury. This season’s collection allows for moving effortlessly from city to weekend – on a last minute adventure to the beach, or a cycling picnic, a scenic drive, a train journey – in essence travelling. The colour palette includes intense primary colours, bright Summer Red, Sunshine Yellow, and Blues that range in depth from Sky to Navy complemented by soft, subtle and understated tones such as Sepia or Sand… Shoes, accessories, and a distinctive ready-to-wear collection that focuses on extraordinary outerwear pieces, have all been crafted using Bally’s renowned leather expertise and extensive knowledge of up-to-the-minute techniques and treatments. These include a cutting-edge rubberization method, a process of bonding that combines weather proofed suede with materials such as cotton, together with ready-to-wear, fashioned in specially washed suede that is super soft to the touch. And not forsaking tradition, time-honoured techniques once used to create artisanal leather shoes have also been re-worked. Striking woven leather “tressage” and other colourful weaves make for an entirely different aesthetic on shoes, while bags also play with pattern and weave and feature bold, interlocking shapes or reference traditional angling bags by incorporating knotted cord.
THE BALLY ‘RAIN HEELS’ Spring-Summer 2014
Introducing, the new ‘Rain Heels’. These striking, modern court shoes will not let you down when caught by the weather. Gone are the days of a spare pair in your bag in the case of rain. The rubberised leather upper is splash proof and complemented by a tone-on-tone rubber sole. This comes in a range of bold primary colours thus creating a powerful silhouette. The ‘Rain Heel’ showcases Bally’s ability to combine functionality and innovation with classic and elegant design.
THE BALLY ‘BORROWED FROM THE BOYS’ Spring-Summer 2014
This season, Bally adds the ‘Penny Loafer’ to its perennial collection of Women’s footwear that is directly inspired by men’s Goodyear welted constructions. This classic is the modern, sophisticated look for women and is available in two-tone, featuring a white insert, or alternatively as tone-on-tone in classic colour ways of Black, Navy, Cognac, or Brown.