Whatever rucksack style it is that you might fancy, Bally probably has it in its vibrant Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Yes, backpacks aren’t going anywhere just yet, as your fave designer labels are still championing the practical accessories. In Bally’s case, its collection’s brazen magpie looks are teamed with the roomy and collegiate-style Tenzing and Alpina designs, which stand out for their bright prints, colour blocking details and nostalgic patches. Behind these styles is Bally creative director Pablo Coppola’s list of extremely varied references including vintage Bally posters, David Hicks’ bold colours on Japanese kimonos, Swiss folklore, Mount Fuji and even retro resorts.
For city slickers who are less alpine-inclined, there are smaller and more understated offerings in a black and white splotch print and a deep green leather with diagonal black and white stripes – trend-led, luxe pieces that won’t look out of place with the collection’s plush leather joggers or brown suede track suit. And for the true classicists at heart, Bally has not forgotten its roots. The Hingis backpack style is adorned with the brand’s iconic red and white stripe, echoing the details found on sleek white court sneakers and trims found on the side of jogger pants. In short: Bally’s got your back.