Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Swiss Heritage British Roots.

My first time stepping into the Bally boutique at Ion Orchard was almost five months ago, when I was returning samples from an editorial photo shoot. Instead of two arms full of bags filled with samples, this time round, I was freed of everything but a curiosity to find out more about the Swiss and its more than 160 years of history.

Reaching two years of designing Bally's menswear and womenswear this fall season, creative directors Gareme Fidler and Michael Herz (both British) have successfully re-invented the brand's signature aesthetics with more streamlined silhouettes, interesting detailing and fresh textures.

Looks from Resort 2012 Collection.

Looking at press images from Style.com is never enough to get to know about a collection. Despite the ever-growing online industry, nothing beats getting up close and being able to feel the materials of the designs. The Swiss house is known for their use of leather in their clothing - from tiny details such as collars, belts and detailing to coats, jackets and dresses. This spring 2012 saw a laser-cut air-soft leather with a bright colour palette of green, pink, blue and yellow. (View the complete collection here)

Here's something red carpet worthy - evening clutch embroidered with cracked Plexiglas. Looking at the craftsmanship, I was indeed surprised by how light it weighs. Every cracked glass piece is polished and smoothed to perfection. This is certainly one irresistible bag lust!

I'm sure we all have seen bow pumps or flats everywhere, but most bows either look too tacky or out of place. Fans of classic staples, this pair of understated black bow heels is certainly highly coveted.

Yes! I'm saving the best for last. Sophisticated vertical bow, embossed snakeskin texture, super sleek and clean cut (and solid!) platform wedge, who can ever say no to this? 
Bally is located at: 
01-12 Ion Orchard, Tel 62382077.

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