At other houses the clothes dictate the accessories. Not at the Swiss luxury-goods maker Bally
—Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler start with the shoes. A dip into the archives revealed styles dating back to the thirties, with curving, ribbonlike uppers; they provided a template for the label's small ready-to-wear offering this season. Exploring positive and negative spaces, the designers came up with a simple shift dress with snakeskin scrollwork at the neckline, and another sleeveless frock with a knit overlay in a cagelike design. On the outerwear front, an acid orange leather anorak gave the collection some pop.