Bally x Central Saint Martins

The Swiss label has chosen up-and-coming CSM star Craig Green to design a capsule collection that mixes functionality with high end fashion

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For their second collaboration with Central Saint Martins, Bally have chosen MA Fashion student Craig Green to create a capsule collection of four urban shoes, mixing the heritage brand's classic style with a harder, more industrial edge. Green used felt, suede, canvas and calf-leather to create the shoes, which fuse functionality with the kind of boyhood wonder and D.I.Y. masculinity that has characterised Green's work so far. The collection ranges from rubber-soled Derby shoes in leather and suede to lace-up ankle boots with thick cork soles. Each one is available in two colours.

Green is one of CSM's rising stars, having already interned at Walter Van Beirendonck in Antwerp and winning the New Era competition to redesign their classic baseball cap. Having originally enrolled at CSM to study fine art, he transferred to fashion after realising that it was his true passion. He says his family's tradesman background inspired this collection as well as the wicker man effigy, which accounts for the organic, down-to-earth aesthetic of the line. 

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