Every journey begins a single step and in the quest for grand adventure and excellence, Bally’s Creative Directors Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler have created a men’s collection for Autumn/Winter 2012 imbued with the spirit of a life lived outdoors that is charged with exhilarating journeys and inspiring pursuits.
In a collection dominated by technical detail, durable finishes and exceptional craftsmanship, it was never more certain that Bally owns winter: for the distinct and water repellant waxed suede and calf leather of the shoe collection; to the waterproof zippers and fold-over magnetic closure of the bags designed to protect from the elements; through to the highly technical detail of the outerwear distinguished by cleverly constructed pieces notable for their innovative use of leather and technical fabrics. Designed to protect the urban traveler from the elements, the outerwear includes impressive pieces such as a rich calf leather storm coat backed with Shetland wool twill. A subtle gold and silver leaf print dominates the garments and a special weather beaten effects completes the look that matches the worldly smarts of Bally’s trailblazing adventurer.
The shoe collection is founded on Bally’s signature Scribe with its renowned craftsmanship and Goodyear-welting. Blake construction has been introduced to a range of high quality dress office shoes for smart seasonal style. Bally has increased its focus on relaxed men’s moccasins and together with curling boot that was completely re-engineered for winter 2011, every man is covered no matter his walk of life.
The theme of outdoor adventure continues with the men’s bags featuring highly robust luggage, messengers and crossbody bags all designed for extreme durability as our urban explorer moves through his daily life.
Each pieces of Bally’s Autumn/Winter 2012 men’s collection has been designed with exacting purpose and precisely constructed in the Swiss brand’s fine craftsmanship traditions, reflecting demanding adventures through the weathered Swiss alps whose raw beauty is spectacularly outlined by winter snow.
Colours: black, chocolate, toffee, old silver, old gold and bronze.
Special thanks to Simone Rizzo Photographer