Below: Bally's new Spring Summer 2011 collection designed by new creative directors, Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz. Bally is definitely headed into contemporary minimalism with this collection! (Check out my blog's facebook fan page for the entire collection). Is it just me or do these bags remind you of Céline?
Bally Spring Summer 2011 Womens Bags
Out goes Brian Atwood (he does a bettewr job with his own line of hot shoes!) and in comes former Aquascutum designers Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz holding the creative reins at Swiss luxury house, Bally. So what do the design duo bring to the Bally brand this Spring Summer 2011? Well, one thing's for sure, it seemed Bally, like everyone, has caught on the minimalist fever. Bally bags this SS2011 season gets more architectural and streamlined. Clean lines abound, colours kept subdued... such as these almost Céline like totes and bags which could pass off as Phoebe Philo's work at a glance. They even follow Céline's discreet gold stamping of logos as branding and the bi-colour panel bears great resemblance in the aesthetics.
Of course, all these observations are my own humble impression. I would say this SS2011 collection by Fidler and Herz is a commendable effort to bring a much needed contemporary direction to Bally. Only time will tell if the collection finds fancy into the ever fickle minds of fashionista worldwide.
For pics of the full collection of Bally's Spring Summer 2011 bags, go to my Facebook Fan Page here.