With a shift in the ranks within Bally, the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection boasts a reminiscent quality. We’re seeing plenty of archival resurgences and tasteful inclusions from past collections.
We’re also very excited to see Bally try to regain their footing with their signature foothold: Shoes! Here’s an in-depth look at what you can expect.
Bally Autumn/Winter 2017
Bally is no exception to the upcoming season’s refrain of reinvention. This collection makes it clear that they’re trying to test the market for what their next move is going to be, and we’re loving it.
It’s a collection that houses some extremely outlandish pieces. Overall, however, we’re loving the androgynous nature of the collection. There’s plenty of room to play the collection up or down based on your personal style.
More importantly, we’re seeing Bally’s concerted effort to appeal to the younger crowd. It’s exciting, but at times confusing as well.
The Janelle Buckle
We’re seeing a huge influence from the 1960s with the Janelle Buckle. First appearing in 1969, they’re still the height of fashion almost half a decade later.
It truly is an elegant way to spruce up any item in this collection, and it clearly goes with everything.
Honestly, we mean, ANYTHING.
Babouches are Back
The babouche (influenced by the Middle Eastern babush-style shoes favoured by Bedouins and Monarchs) are the Marie Kondo enthusiast’s wet dream. It truly is the only pair of shoes you will ever need if you get it in a neutral colour.
The collapsible counter (the flap that clothes your ankle) of these versatile style allows for them to be worn as either loafers or slip-ons. And these Lorel Babouches with Spider Detail (pictured below) have us itching for a taste of these.
The only conceivable drawback to these is just how difficult they are to get your hands on. They’re sold out before they even hit the shelves, so get your shanks out, ladies!
Tartan is In
Every few years, tartan makes a resurgence, but we strongly believe that it never truly goes out of style. Nothing screams elegant and everlasting quite like a beautiful tartan print.
And in this collection, we see it in the shade of the season. These Tartan Janelle Babouche Shoes (pictured above) are truly perfection.
Once again, they’re going to be impossible to get your hands on unless you manage to blackmail someone within Bally to smuggle a pair out of their archives for you.
Dorothy‘s red shoes have nothing on these Marilyn Monroe-esque Gold Vigny Archive Bow Pump in Soft Metallic Leather (pictured below). After all, Dorothy just wanted to get home, when these shoes are clearly made for being out all night!
While we were taken aback by them when we first saw them, they’ve definitely grown on us. What is a seemingly out of place addition to the collection is actually a piece that could tie any outfit together.
A pair of Bally shoes is rumoured to have been one of the first pairs of shoes in space. While there is conflicting evidence of this, it hasn’t stopped them from creating a capsule collection in light of it.
This space and NASA inspired collection will appeal to a younger generation, but again we feel that it’s their attempt at testing the market.
The Binge’s Must-Have: Women
We simply couldn’t pick anything but this beautiful Tartan Coat; but only because it will probably be less violent to acquire it than the Tartan Janelle Shoes.
The Binge’s Must-Have: Men
Similarly, we love that there’s a slightly more androgynous backpack in the same print.
This truly is the only time we’d vote for couples with matching accessories.
For a look at more of the collection, check out the gallery below:
Which pieces have caught your eye? – The Binge