Icy Ling, CEO and Co-Founder of IC & Co

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Bally AW22 - A better future

28 Feb 2022

For the Autumn/Winter 2022 season, Bally returns ideas of timeless design while pushing boundaries through intelligent craftsmanship, evolving the modern wardrobe. The hand, literally and figuratively, is at the center of the experience, expressed through legacy artisanship and natural materials. Echoed across a tactile journey, supple leather ready-to-wear commingles with woven and crocheted accessories, sensual bombe?-edged footwear, ribbed suede accents and soft hair calf styles.

Recalling the brand’s Swiss origins, references to architecture and graphic design are articulated through origami-like structural handbags and curved, block-heels. Bally’s roots in the mountains are further honored by an organic palette including bone, fossil, tide and midnight. A play on the environment’s chromatic elegance, a new Alpine camouflage debuts, revealing a disguised dialogue among the shapes of nature.

Creating a sense of intimacy and oneness irrespective of surroundings, the A/W 2022 collection mirrors a personal approach to belonging, a transitory passage into a sharp, sartorial world where sentiment and comfort are of primary essence.

Bally’s commitment to Sustainability is further interwoven throughout the A/W 2022 collection, continuing to preserve craft traditions while embracing innovation and eco-friendly processes, materials and techniques. 100% post-consumer recycled nylon from plastic waste and PET bottles are GRS-certified and fashioned into key accessories in the season’s Alpine camo. Shoes, Bally’s primary product category, boast fully recycled linings and sourced leathers certified by the Leather Working Group or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14001). The Mythos line of men’s bags are made of recycled leather, while TPU continues to replace the use of PVC. Ready-to-wear also incorporates repurposed elements, with recycled nylon twills, woven jacquard and deadstock fabric. Organic cotton jerseys also feature, with 100% traceable men’s and women’s knitwear Made in Italy, certified by the Italian Chamber of Commerce’s traceability system, known as TF (Traceability & Fashion), to ensure provenance and origin.

BALLY WOMAN: The longevity of handwork; fashion as a sartorial armor and embrace.

SHOES: A new Alpine camo in neutral soft hair calf styles elevates slouchy, thigh-high boots with wooden soles, rubber toe caps and B-Chain undersoles, and mules with metallic B-Chain hardware. The hiking-inspired Valais embodies a pioneering spirit with mixed material, bi-color stitching and high-volume soles, also reimagined as knee-high Chelsea boots in black grained leathers with bombe? edge details. Sleek, feminine Grace shoes with B-Chain embossing are modernized with curved block heels. Norwegian-constructed, boat-inspired Tread shoes feature a contemporary, sharp take, as the iconic Curling is reinterpreted in soft padding, animating Bally’s heritage of craftsmanship.

BAGS: The new silhouettes of the Arc range, with its Ahria tote, Ares shoulder bag and Ariel clutch, bring a graphic nature and origami-like folds, adding structural integrity and sophistication. Essential staples, including pillbox bags with B-Chain embossing and B-Echo recycled nylon styles and Alpine camo motifs, feature. Leather craft presents across women’s bags, including the woven Beckie shoulder bag with wrapped B-Chain hardware.

READY-TO-WEAR: Furthering the modern wardrobe, loose, leather-crafted styles are layered alongside knitted silhouettes, or fully bonded together as contrast Heritage Red lining, playing with fundamental volume and proportions. Dark mineral denim-effect cotton suit jackets contrast soft leather trousers, while soft-ribbed knits and dresses with scarf details in ocean-inspired hues bring lightness and ethereal comfort. The season’s Alpine camouflage is streamlined into refined, recycled nylon joggers, designed with elegance and edge; soft-padded outwear, including a fossil trench with contrast cotton lining, boasts eco and cruelty-free insulation.

BALLY MAN: Elevating form and function; fashion as ritual comfort and self-expression.

SHOES: The heroic Valais presents in new, inspired iterations, from Alpine camo soft hair calf styles, to hiking-inspired Wallabee shoes, formal streamlined combat boots, and sportier hybrid suede, recycled mesh sneakers with Bally Stripe insoles; smooth calfskin and rubberized leather shoes highlight a higher level of craft complexity. Oxford shoes are streamlined with Norwegian construction and leather-injected soles. The new Holden sneaker further features a chunky sole and Bally Wing motif in mixed materials, from suede to laminated leather and nylon, purposefully combining past and present. All sneaker linings are GRS-certified and made from recycled plastic bottles, while leather is sourced from tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group or ISO.

BAGS: Vegetable-tanned leather Cliff holdalls feature elegant woven details mimicking the iconic silhouette of the Bally Stripe, demonstrating an excellence in craft. Brave soft nylon duffles in dusty whites and black, made of 100% pre-consumer, GRS-certified yarns, showcase multi-functional designs and metallic hardware and zips for versatile wear. Breeze backpacks in soft-padded nappa leather are accented with quilted details, while the formal Scribe range, from weekenders to cross- body bags, evolve for the new season with metallic elements and multi-functional design.

READY-TO-WEAR: Drawing from the season’s theme of timelessness and comfort, destructured wool jersey blazers and trousers are designed for a relaxed fit. Tonal leather details are juxtaposed with cashmere crewnecks and coats, and soft-padded leather scarves and outerwear. Denim-effect cotton wool coats with contrast Heritage Red lining are paired alongside leather-crafted, straight-leg trousers. Wool jersey brings a soft, utilitarian comfort in a hemp-colored jacket and wide-leg trousers, worn with zip-up cotton sweatshirts. Shearling jackets in Oceania boast a nappa finishing effect inside. Loose-fitting wool shirts and fabric trousers signal ease, while eco-nylon Alpine camo bombers and cargo trousers create a uniform head-to-toe look; an eco-padded leather parka sees a detachable, tonal shearling vest.

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