For Spring / Summer 2021, Bally presents Elemental Balance, a collection honoring its heritage of craftsmanship with natural materials and legacy details. Presented for the first time in a virtual format and accessible worldwide through our dedicated digital platform at Bally Studio, 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, our Spring / Summer 2021 collection further demonstrates that tradition does not live in opposition to innovation, but alongside it, autonomous and free.
S/S 2021 Bally Woman
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 our 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. The B – Chain is reimagined across applications, embossed on leather clutches, or as a patterned cotton jacquard, and stands out with the Saddle bag.
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, Frame-inspired look.
S/S 2021 Bally Man
Signature sneakers are reintroduced for S/S 2021 in vintage colorways, while dress shoes take on a new life with micro – woven leather details, alongside the new Glide leather sandals with graphic B- Chain motifs for effortless ease. House hardware, including the 1851 and B-Chain, presented for the first time last season, are reinforced across categories on core classics and drivers for men.
Bold, graphic heritage marks inspired by archival references are printed on natural materials, as with the twill cotton Coaster tote, or across leather and straw. The Bally Frame animates the Vestige with laser- cut leather, as the B-Chain logo subtly features in embossed leather or nylon; the High Point collection of men’s accessories continues to resonate with Bally Stripe details.
Casual luxe leather jackets and overcoats layer over brightly colored knits, light denim and patterned pine motifs. Refined silhouettes, belted trenches and bi – material linen and suedes strike a refined, urbane look.
TEXTURES & MATERIALS
Elemental foundations meet time-honored details, like versatile leather silhouettes, whether woven, laser cut or whip-stitched. The new season leverages this expertise with the finest grains, fusing decades of knowledge and skill with cutting – edge techniques, defining a sartorial style that’s inspired by twill cotton, suedes, calf leather and ultralight knitwear, sophisticated and easy.
Neutral and earthy tones from bone, ginger and khaki to fiery ochres complement cool watery hues, from lighter oceania to darker midnight blues.
Our Spring /Summer 2021 film “Daydream,” directed by Antonio Monfreda, captures a sense of environment and place, true to Bally’s reverence for nature and design. Through a cinematic prism, these worlds are integrated into the rugged earth, with mesmeric shapes molded by light and the elements.
Depicting a dreamlike moment lost in nature, a youthful group band together in a field of reveries, outfitted in the new season collection. Fiery ochres emulate fire in a sun-dappled setting, alongside watery blue hues; a warm breeze blows across tall stalky grass. As the sartorial search party ensues, artisanal leathers, natural canvases and gold-tone hardware reveal themselves to the viewer. A single symbolic tree punctuates the film, representing a wistful memory of our past, present and planet.
A romantic rumination or an eternal idea, this is our daydream.