by Stephen Garner

Bally lands in Milan this season to show its spring/summer 2020 collection, where architecture, artistry, and nature converge to reinterpret the modern notion of “home.”

Bally’s artisanal approach to each garment brings sensibility to the season with a versatile, yet polished aesthetic. Outerwear is geared for a range of continental temperatures and anchors the collection, whether a fluid gabardine trench, paired with a peccary leather belt and bull leather trousers with split seams or a yarn-died, enzyme-washed bomber jacket worn with a 12-gauge cotton ribbed knit.

With dégradé color imitating the hues of the sky, spring/summer 2020’s palette is heavily inspired by nature, including core neutrals like stone, taupe, clay brown, mandarin orange, jade, army green, indigo, navy, and classic Bally red.

Textures and materials reign supreme this season. Pleating, top-stitching, and micro-waffle weaves feature alongside bonded, laser-patented and stretch leathers, hand-lacquered dégradé suedes, silk twills, crepes and jacquards, parachute cottons, lightweight wools, and shaved shearling are used throughout.

Moving into footwear, summer hiking shoes are updated with a low-top style in spring weight fabrics and technical cord laces, while the Vegas and Bienne sneakers make casual cameos. The Courmayeur capsule bridges form, function. and style with a hybrid offering incorporating Vibram grip soles and a waterproof finish.

And, practical and versatile bags, like the Hawke and Ray backpacks (the latter of which features a new Bally mountain goat logo) remain perfect for everyday exploration in bold sizes and proportions.