June 24, 2012 Milan
"It's all about the light," Bally co-designer Michael Herz said of the label's Resort collection. Cutouts to let that light in were plentiful. They showed up—maybe better to say they showed through—in pretty floral dresses in organza, some trimmed with leather, and in full-on leather frocks with a bit of an Alaïa slant. The white shirt has been having a renaissance in womenswear as well as in menswear of late and was a major building block in this collection, too. "I'm a big fan of just a shirt with something," Herz added, and here that something tended to be mini leather gym shorts. The overall feel was light and sweet, girlish where Bally once went womanly. A primmer touch was added by a new shoe shape, one with a squared-off, true box toe.
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