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.
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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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