The Ballantyne showroom was decked out in a tribute to early twentieth century aviation. Vintage suitcases were stacked around the room, and the models and mannequins struck their pose on a simulated luggage carousel wearing old-school pilot helmets.
The vintage details of the collection were indeed inspired by old air force uniforms, with details including collar badges, eagles, gold buttons and high-waisted skirts and pants.
This newest collection from Ballantyne was designed by Alfredo Argiró and was designed to play on combinations and contrasts between styles and materials. Pleated cashmere cardigans are paired with Alcantara leggings, a roomy jersey sweatshirt is paired with an A-line synthetic skirt.
A definite standout in the collection is the high-waisted navy blue tulip skirt, which was paired with a cropped gold jacket. The contrasts of the silhouettes are quite flattering and will definitely appeal to young women with an eye for luxury, the audience for whom the collection is obviously intended.
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