Bally’s spring / summer 2022 collection, Art of Utility, reinvents wearable sportswear with freedom of movement and ease for the post-pandemic future, where the virtuous art of top-to-bottom dressing is synonymous with comfort and versatility. This tailored and modern uniform requires us to select fewer premium pieces worn in an intuitive and natural way, creating a powerful and intimate bond between a garment and its wearer.
With voluminous sets of proportions and overlays, such as wide knits and leather vests paired with flowing pants, the garments offer comfort, coverage and a sense of belonging, whatever the hour. Craftsmanship takes center stage with sophisticated techniques and handcrafted details including woven leather patterns, intricate quilts, topstitching and double nail accents on multi-functional designs, from B-Chain bags to cut-out clogs. . The new, clean shoes include unisex moccasins with 1851 hardware and essential trainers in heirloom red.
Drawing inspiration from workwear, whether it’s an artist’s blouse or utility jackets, S / S 2022 makes the ordinary extraordinary, honoring the value of the handmade. Architectural silhouettes in neutral and earthy tones intersect more with B-Monogram, B-Wing and Alpine floral designs, as an overall excellence in leather art is reminiscent of Bally’s Swiss pillars of art, nature and design.
A better future
Bally’s ongoing dialogue between innovation and tradition keeps the natural processes of creation and craftsmanship alive, with sustainability playing a critical role in S / S 2022. An increase in textiles from Bally’s list of preferred materials signals a commitment to a more responsible sourcing, as organic fabrics and alternatives to leather join natural, cellulosic and synthetic fibers, which are subject to in-depth assessment and assessed against third-party standards and certifications.
This approach extends throughout the production process, from breeding and spinning to dyeing. Building on more eco-friendly integrations over the past two seasons, Art of Utility features natural, wood-based botanical dyes, in addition to reused dead fabrics, recycled cotton, and reclaimed leather.
Virtuous material, useful function and clever craftsmanship.
The Elena double-studded clogs with new sturdy wooden soles bring elegance and advantage to S / S 2022. The casual, unisex Tread shoes feature fine leathers certified by the Leather Working Group, while the unisex Outline sneakers see soles designed in collaboration with Vibram, the house of B – Meaning Wing, details in mesh and leather. Sleek Glada sandals in tanned leather set the sartorial foundation, alongside silver mirrored boots.
B-Chain bags feature a range of new animations, from domed leather, straw effect and intrecciato, to tone-on-tone enamel closures with leather – woven straps, gold studs or silver mirror effect. A play on proportions, the extra-large checkered Cabana tote contrasts between mini bags in red and rounded heritage leather. P / S 2022 additionally introduces a new bowling bag silhouette, a versatile tote for the season.
Scalable workwear for modern times, sculptural coats and B-Monogram quilted leather provide comfort and protection. Denim-on-denim separate pieces pay homage to artist uniforms with patch pockets, while leather separate pieces in heirloom red bring casual chic. Lightweight ribbed knits in neutral tones are paired with studded skirts or worn under leather shirts and oversized bone coats.
the bally man
Integrity in design, mastery of form and timeless creation.
For Spring / Summer 2022, the Scribe capsule of men’s dress shoes presents a new directional approach. Unisex shoes include Outline Running Shoes, Multifunctional Tread Shoes with Stitching, and Cologny Moccasin with 1851 material. All sneaker linings are GRS certified and made from recycled plastic bottles, while the leather is sourced from tanneries. certified by the Leather Working Group.
Demonstrating Bally’s heritage in the art of leather, a new Scribe theme for men’s bags showcases clean, cubic hardware in a range of styles, including backpacks, briefcases, wallets and bags. box calfskin shoulder bags. B-Monogram jacquard bags, pouches and fanny packs are also made from GRS certified nylon, made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and PET bottles, like the Crew and Atlas. Regenerated leather makes up the Mythos line with recycled metals and threads. Sporty Cliff bags in denim-effect nylon and TPU, like the B-Monogram travel bag, are also offered alongside Cabana and Vestige woven bags in leather in a contemporary checkered effect with an eco-friendly lining.
The modern S / S 2022 men’s uniform features flowing bone and hemp pants paired with supple leather jackets, heirloom red blazers, textured knit cardigans, neutral sweaters and hoodies. B-Monogram leather quilting doubles as armor, similar to a woven leather overcoat with an expert checkered effect. Cut-and-sewn pants and playful bucket hats add a more relaxed charm, while a denim-on-denim ensemble brings utilitarian function and style to the home.
Details: Textures and materials, Color
The immaculately crafted leather looks feature soft grain, skillfully quilted overcoats and a leather-woven checkered effect, demonstrating Bally’s expertise as leather architects. Denim also rubs shoulders with ribbed knits, chlorine-free merino wool, crisp Italian cottons and fine jerseys delicately colored with GOTS certified vegetable dyes.
Subtle and iconic colorways for the Spring / Summer 2022 season include neutral bones, dusty whites and hemp as foundational bases, with accents of blue, poppy and heirloom red.
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