Bally Cruise/Resort 2013


Milan: For Cruise/Resort, design duo Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler continued with the subtle 1970s inspirations they introduced for F/W 12. A pair of culottes in an earthy paprika tone evoked the era, as did fluid floral printed pants that recalled a similar pair by Ossie Clark. Other items were more basic – trim blazers, A-line dresses, elastic-waist shorts. True to the label’s history, leather was a key material and appeared for nearly every look. The designers presented exquisite leather trench coats, motorcycle jackets, blazers, dresses and skirts. Exotic skins were also included, three tones of which were intricately woven for a collarless jacket. As to be expected from the accessories-driven house, bags were a highlight. The best of the batch was a leather tote with diamond-shaped cutouts. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: A-line / Shrunken / Long + languid

Color: Clay / Paprika / Burgundy / Sand / Dove grey / Black / Cream

Key Items: Culottes / Fluid printed pants / Leather trenches / A-line skirts

Materials: Leather / Snakeskin / Fine-gauge cashmere / Fluid silks / Crisp cotton

Print + Pattern: Watercolor florals

Details + Trim: Piecing / Elastic waistbands / Contrast sleeves / Cutouts / Zip closures

Accessories + Footwear: Kidney belts / Skinny belts / Kitten heel loafers / Pointy toe bow flats / High heel loafer pumps / Cutout totes / Croc lady bags / Strappy sandals / Platform sandals


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