Swiss ease

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 March, 2006, 12:00am

Swiss label Bally's latest collection is inspired by nature. Tailored linen and ultra-soft suede jackets with razor-sharp sculpted shoulders are matched with light cotton voile blouses and linen shirts. The canvas pencil skirt (left; $13,500) comes with floral leather applique featuring stitching and piping. Waistlines are higher, with trousers and skirts resting well above the hip. The accessories collection

is just as varied, with ribbon ballerina flats, wedges, wooden clogs, patchwork boots and leather moccasins along with striped printed-cotton totes and wallets.

The cotton blouse (left) costs $2,690 and, although the limited-edition leather pumps are not available in Hong Kong, they can be ordered. Bally is at IFC Mall, Central, tel: 3586 2899.