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Bally Summer Collection

Brian Atwood┬┐s third collection for Bally demonstrated he has a steady grip on the creative reins, and he delivered again for summer.

Bally RTW Spring 2009

Bally RTW Spring 2009

Photo By Mauricio Miranda

Brian Atwood’s third collection for Bally demonstrated he has a steady grip on the creative reins, and he delivered again for summer evolving his bohemian gal into a pretty youthful belle reminiscent of a northern California songstress circa the Seventies. Working with a lush garden theme, Atwood let the romance flow with a washed-out floral print on short frothy chiffon dresses, and patent mary jane platforms. He gave things a feminine gloss by adding lingerie under ruffled blouses, beads onto scarf fringes and with the line’s standout piece — a lace bolero jacket intricately crocheted with silk and suede. Accessories had a lightened-up look, like the slouchy, soft python and suede bags in sandy tones and buttery glove-leather sandals with straps that climbed up the legs. A hybrid tote and clutch in crocodile and canvas highlighted the glamorous luxury that Atwood is injecting into Bally.