For Spring/Summer 2021, Bally presented Elemental Balance, a collection honoring its heritage of craftsmanship with natural materials and legacy details. Showcased for the first time in a virtual format and accessible worldwide through the dedicated digital platform, the new season collection celebrates the enduring, intrinsic power of the handmade.
Exploring the symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment, the collection offers intimate ideas of luxury in a sanguine world, where micro-woven leathers, raw raffias and finely interlaced straw commingle, reinforcing the importance of time-honed techniques, simple and sublime. A reimagined archival B-Chain and modern pine motif add graphic touches, while languid and layered looks are of the time yet timeless, maintaining an elegant and ethereal equilibrium. Inspired by an open embrace of life spent living in harmony with nature, the Spring/Summer 2021 collection further demonstrates that tradition does not live in opposition to innovation, but alongside it.
Bally signatures, like the Janelle buckle, graphic B-Chain and 1851 hardware feature for S/S 2021 across new pointed lasts and stilettos, balanced with natural materials, whether a wraparound leather ankle fringe on the Breeze or as raffia weave. Stylish silhouettes see micro-woven chevron and grid details, as with the brand’s first-ever Bally Western cowboy boots or on versatile slip-on flats, while studded clogs make a rooted, back-to-basics statement.
Lattice-worked leather and straw bags are coupled with house signifiers, from the 1851 hardware to the Cecyle lock. Hero laser-cut calf leather with subtle stitching debuts with the Bally Frame across the Vestige collection, also reinterpreted as an artful brush-like motif printed on canvas totes.
Separates demonstrate Bally’s legacy as a leather architect, while bias-cut silk dresses bring a softer, elegant touch. Bi-material, from linen to suede, meet archival accents, like a-line skirts with gold-tone buttons and side slits, or as mariner-style knitwear. Breezy long shirt dresses and gentle leather smocking also showcase adjacent to a printed head-to-toe.