The collection pulsed with zesty colors and a joie de vivre inspired partly by the geometric patterns and searing brights of David Hicks’ interiors, with a little Mod thrown in. Design director Pablo Coppola showed women’s resort alongside the men’s spring collection, and said both had the same foundations. “It’s a very rich sauce, made from lots of ingredients,” said Coppola during a walk-through.“It’s Studio 54 transferred to a ski resort, it’s David Hicks — and the Bally archive.”
This collection was filled with electric hues ranging from a bright green quilted ski jacket edged in hot pink fur to an emerald trench done in fine, papery leather and a silk kimono covered in a jazzy geometric pattern. Even the basics were bright, as in a soft suede trench with a white mink collar cinched at the waist with a yellow striped belt. Accessories were more subdued, with a snappy Sixties feel and included elegant, structured leather bags with short straps, and chic leather flats with round buckles at the side.
This collection was like a jolt of caffeine — mood enhancing. Sunglasses required.