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Editorial

The smoky atmosphere of a ’70s New York club was the background for the new Bally collection. The woman wearing the brand’s clothes has a strong personality: checked coats had wide lapels and a ¾ length overcoat in dappled leather were similar to the ones worn by the first feminists. Check was also used for trousers, a double-breasted suit with belted waist and slightly flared trousers. Shirts also came into play: white or colourful, they had a bow at the neck or a Victorian collar, or else ruches down the button placket. The collection was packed with strong colours such as emerald green, purple, fuchsia, yellow and blue, intensified by silk-satin, velvet and laminated fabrics. The patterns were inspired by poker, but there was also plenty of animal especially on panelled skirts with high splits.