Bally’s creative director Pablo Coppola had a wide range of quirky inspirations for spring ’17. Among them: Kurt Cobain, David Hicks, vintage western shirts, the film ‘Teen Wolf.’ The common denominator here seemed to be a willingness for color and splashiness: red baseball jackets like the ones worn by Michael J Fox in the film, bleach stained jeans like Cobain wore, the king of grunge.
The footwear was surprisingly sprightly too. Metallic high-top sneakers had a spray painted effect, with accents like pylon orange or cobalt blue. It was very young and fresh for the luxury brand. Equally as good: multicolored hiker boots, a style the brand has been pushing for a few seasons. For those unwilling to take the risk, it was done in simpler colored leathers like red and green.
What didn’t work were the references that felt derivative. As many labels are victim to, the Gucci effect was very present here: whimsical floral-print low-tops, baby blue flared trousers. It’s not to say one label owns these domains over another, but the influence was hard to deny and clear as a sunny sky.
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