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Bally x Swizz Beatz x Shok-1. (Courtesy photo)

British street art clashes with the world of Swiss luxury sportswear in the latest limited edition collaboration between Bally and acclaimed artist Shok-1, brought together by Swizz Beatz, who curated the looks for the new collection.

“Our focus for this capsule was exploring the art of X Ray and Shok-1 is a master artist and a legend at his craft.”

Swizz Beatz

Shok-1 chose three key icons from his back catalogue for this collaboration – X-Ray paintings of a hand gesture, a fly and ‘The Consumer’ – symbolizing the subcultures from his youth. These motifs relate to Bally’s roots in hip hop culture when artists like Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh and a young Kasseem Dean a.k.a. Swizz Beatz became devoted fans of the Swiss brand.

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(L-R) Producer Swizz Beatz, tennis player Naomi Osaka and aria Shok-1 attend Swizz Beatz presents Bally x Shok-1 on October 10, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Courtesy photo)

The wearable-art collection launched in Tokyo on October 10th with a gallery exhibition featuring artworks by Shok-1 followed by exclusive distribution of the new collection in Bally stores worldwide, bally.com and select wholesale partners until November 30th, 2018.

Now that the collection has launched it will roll-out worldwide including new limited editions of Bally’s iconic Galaxy running-shoe and Hercules hi-top sneaker.


The collaboration also launched Bally’s on China’s WeChat.

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Posted by:Nichelle Cole

Nichelle Cole is the founder & creative director of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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