The Ballantyne FW 2012 collection is inspired by English explorers, boasting functional knitwear and trousers. The series is highly sartorial, edging towards the cut and structure of menswear. Long frocks, sweaters and capes are rendered in cashmere and tweed. Other detailing from the line includes fur necks, velvet and heavy wools. The wool pieces are built up into voluminous knitted sweaters and lounge wear. The series boasts subtle pops of color splashed on jumpers and woven into dresses.
The Italian-based company is the go-to knitwear brand. The company masterfully combines traditional knits with contemporary style, avoiding any chance of resembling costumes or clothes for seniors. Ballantyne is the perfect brand for the function-oriented fashionista.
The Ballantyne FW 2012 collection was presented at Milan fashion week.