September 24, 2011 Milan
Leather formed the basis of the ready-to-wear, too, but while the sandals were quite feminine, the clothes for the most part were more streamlined, in keeping with Bally's last Spring collection. The coats came laser-cut with tiny perforations, not just for surface interest, but also to give them an easy-to-wear lightness. The leather dresses—a one-shoulder style in white on top and black on the bottom, and a brown sheath with a twist at the waistline—were both quite good. Of the experiments with embellishment, a pink lace shift will find more fans than a green leather T-shirt embroidered with cracked Plexiglas. The photo print of the Plexi on a knee-length dress fit better with the designers' more minimal vocabulary.