If the comeback kid for 2010 was Céline, than the comeback kid for 2011 would have to be Bally, with creative directors Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler taking the helm since March 2010. Before they joined, I was disinterested in Bally’s bag offerings for the longest time, often wondering why they seemed to lack a certain something-something.
Since they’ve joined, however, things are looking up. I first spotted the Bally Redgrave from the Spring-Summer 2011 Womens Bally collection which I loved (and blogged about soon after).
Then I spotted the Bally Rosella, which has been making its rounds online for a while now.
Today I finally plucked up the courage to walk into the Bally store and went straight for the Rosella. Measuring slightly smaller than A4, the rectangular leather clutch is beautifully designed and a boon for minimalists. In neutral shades with a dash of brown, the clutch comes with its own wrist handle (just slip your hand through it and you’re good to go).
On the inside, expect to find a zip compartment as well as a little granny clasp coin purse which is simply adorable, and totally unexpected. Retailing for SGD1050 in Singapore, the clutch clearly proves that the new designers are able to take it even further than 2010’s comeback kid without going overboard.
And it’s an aesthetic that I’ll be more than happy to embrace. What do you think?
YOU SHOULD SEE: Bally Redgrave