Back in February we joined Professor Louise Wilson and many others to admire the work of the five lucky Central St Martins finalists in the prestigious college's collaboration with luxury Swiss brand Bally. The students, all in their first or second years at CSM were chosen by Wilson to create women's shoe designs, focusing on a "high editorial value and strong luxury feel".
This September sees the finished collection finally hit Bally stores worldwide, with the launch in conjunction with Vogue's infamous Fashion's Night Out. As well as being available online at bally.com, the shoes will hit the following Bally stores; Beijing Shing Kong Place, Berlin, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong IFC, London, Milan, New York City, Paris, Singapore Ion, Vienna and Zurich.
"We are very excited about this collaboration with the students from CSM," Bally's CEO Berndt Hauptkorn said, "We see this as a long term partnership and a key part of Bally's evolution as a modern heritage brand in the world of luxury." OBE Louise Wilson also praised the collaboration, "It is always good news when brands choose to support young creative talent; Bally has given these students the opportunity to realise their designs and an invaluable insight into the operations side of their chosen field."