As Bali awaits the early September launch of the first collection designed by recently appointed creative director Ruigi Villaseor, the Swiss brand presented a type of palate cleanser that still had a precise identity and that was part of its legacy. was coordinated with.
Case in point: an elegant leather jacket with a lining in elastic mesh in a contrasting burgundy hue, playing up Bali’s leather expertise. A light, padded leather belted coat in a champagne color was about as soft as could be. The tactile element was strong, as was the unisex mood of the lineup. Twill on a jacket was supposed to look and feel like denim and was worn over leather pants. The camouflage pattern on the comfortable recycled nylon jogging pants was reminiscent of melting snow—a reference to the brand’s mountain heritage.
Graphic and architectural shapes marked the collection, as in origami bags.
Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Girotto was excited about Villasenor’s arrival: “A talented multidisciplinary designer with a true respect for the craftsmanship and this is fundamental to Bali. We clicked immediately and he was blown away by the swiss-ness concept of the brand.” understand.”