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 bombé-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.
A B E T T E R FUTUR E
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.
The longevity of handwork; fashion as a sartorial armor and embrace.
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 bombé 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.
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.
RE ADY-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.
TE X TURES & MATE R I AL S
Expertly crafted leather looks feature supple grains for a smooth handfeel, with soft-padded leather overcoats, quilted shoes and accessories. Light, ribbed knits and wool jerseys provide an airy contrast to structural, leather-bonded shapes, alongside sturdy, recycled nylons, denim-effect cottons, cashmeres and traceable wool knits Made in Italy.
For A / W 2022, colorways are inspired by nature, including signature neutrals like bone, hemp, dusty whites and midnight. Bolder shades bring the season’s palette to completion with Heritage Red accents, oceania and octanium blues, pale fossil and dark mineral.
Art director: Virtue
Photography: Marco Imperatore
Female model: Michelle Laff
Male model: Kohei Takabatake
Styling: Emil Rebek
Hair: Pierpaolo Lai
Makeup: Arianna Campa