Bally Men's Spring-Summer 2014 Collection

sc-image005 Racing round the city or freewheeling into the weekend – one man, two wheels and total liberty. Cycling in all its styles was the inspiration for the Men’s Collection for Spring-Summer 2014, sprinting from the start line with the ‘Tour de Bally’ press presentation on June 23 2013. Bally Creative Directors Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler say: “In cities across the world, guys are leaving the car behind and discovering the simple buzz of cycling. We thought it would be fun and timely to create a collection that captures the speed, ease and freedom of riding a bike to your office, into the hills at weekends or taking a cycle tour with friends. We believe the cycling revival is here to stay.” The collection revolves round three distinct themes – the City Biker, the Cross-Country and the Racer mood – that take, among others, cues from 1950s photographs of the iconic Swiss cycling race, the ‘Tour de Suisse’, found in the Bally archives. Shoes, ready-to-wear, leather outerwear and accessories all combine high-technology leatherwork, re-engineered classics from the Bally archives, as well as innovative treatments and techniques. These include a specially engineered Teflon tanning system, a cutting-edge rubberization method, bi-colour suede perforation and a newly developed process of bonding that combines leather with materials such as cotton. Says Bally Creative Director Graeme Fidler: “The result is a collection of unique pieces that are functional and lightweight yet extremely luxurious – so you can go from working in the city to an action-packed weekend without changing gear.” The colour palette reflects the sights, sensations and adventure of one of the most exciting examples of the cycling ethos, the ‘Tour de Suisse’. Shades include Asphalt Grey, Racing Red, Sprint Blue side-by-side with Off White, Hill Green, Mountain Mud and Buff Sand. Overall highlights from Bally’s Spring-Summer 2014 Collection include: The ‘Tour de Bally’ Collection Three moods – the City Biker, the Cross-Country and the Racer – elevate different aspects of cycling to create a high-end, combinable and functional collection that takes you from work to the weekend with ease. The Bally ‘Flex Tech’ Shoes Collection A classic Goodyear welt construction shoe with a re-engineered super-flexible leather sole based on the original development from the Bally archives. For SS14, shoes include a Derby, an Oxford toe cap and a Chelsea boot – all available in plain or perforated bi-colour suede. The Bally ‘Travel Jacket’ A super-soft, ultra-lightweight packable jacket created in the pioneering new water-resistant Bally ‘Techno Suede’ that can be packed and unpacked without creasing. The Bally ‘Rubberized Leather’ Collection Bally’s innovative and high-technology rubberization system treats leather to give it a rich matt finish, improved performance and even smoother feel. Pieces in this collection include a wide range of newly designed drivers, the ‘All Season’ sneakers and bi-colour, multifunctional sports bags. The Bally ‘Techno Suede’ Collection Top quality leather meets world-class Swiss science to create suede garments that stay looking good even when you’re caught out by water and spills. Water-resistant pieces for SS14 include a cycling-inspired cape, a raincoat as well as the Bally ‘Travel Jacket’.]]>