There’s yet another new creative director at Ballantyne — Yossi Cohen, the knitwear label’s third designer in two years. And guess what? Like Dawidh di Firmo and Alfredo Argirò before him, Cohen is charged with rebuilding the brand. “We’re moving from the past into the future,” said Franco Natalucci, also new to the company in the role of president and chief executive officer. Yet for all their talk of rethinking things, there wasn’t much that broke from tradition in this collection. It was still all about luxe knitwear basics: Those signature argyle diamonds were back in full effect on mélange sweaters, intarsias and sporty brights. What looked a bit newer was the men’s wear influence in shirting and oversize ribbed sweaters. Cohen emphasized the brand’s Scottish roots with Shetlands and some inventive mixed furs, such as a beige mink and minx cape fastened with a kilt pin.

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