Bally’s Pablo Coppola Reveals His Fall ’15 Design Inspirations

For his fall ’15 men’s collection for Bally, design director Pablo Coppola adopted elements from Wes Anderson’s dysfunctional-family flick, “The Royal Tenenbaums.” “This movie is a favorite of mine,” Coppola said. “Anderson’s approach to styling and costume design is flawless.”

The film director’s whimsical aesthetic inspired unexpected touches, like retro yellow runners and embossed-croc monk straps drawn from Gene Hackman’s character, the ne’er-do-well family patriarch.

Coppola also took cues from the late 1960s, the comic strip “Dick Tracy,” and style icons such as Steve McQueen and Robert Redford. “A guy with socks and sandals in the middle of winter seemed quite right,” said the designer.

And the season’s luxe hiker-style boots? That idea came from Bally’s own roots. “Sir Edmund Hillary, who climbed Mount Everest in Bally boots, was an obvious inspiration,” Coppola said. “But we wanted to imagine what would it be now, and in the city — not on a base camp.”

Click through the slideshow to see some of Bally’s fall footwear styles — and the images that inspired them.

imbox Sponsored

Customer Experience, Revenue Stream and Sustainability Come Wrapped in an IMBOX

Sustainable, footwear protection technology company, IMBOX Protection, is bringing its in-store service to the U.S. market for increased foot traffic and basket size with a new revenue stream.
Learn More

Access exclusive content