Simone Bellotti has recently assumed the role of creative director at the renowned Swiss luxury brand, Bally. This appointment comes after the departure of Rhuigi Villaseñor, who held the position for slightly over a year.
Notably, Bellotti’s transition to creative director is an internal move, as he joined the company in October of the previous year after a remarkable 16-year tenure at Gucci. Bally highlights Bellotti’s extensive expertise in both ready-to-wear tailoring and accessories craftsmanship.
Expressing his confidence in Bellotti’s capabilities, Nicolas Girotto, the CEO of Bally, emphasized that the new director would continue to interpret and revitalize the brand’s essence in the present landscape. Girotto praised Bellotti’s passion for Bally’s heritage and recognized the value of her substantial industry experience, noting that it would enable the brand to pursue its vision of creating timeless and elegant products that uphold its legacy of craftsmanship and endurance. This leadership transition holds the potential to mark a pivotal moment in Bally’s renewed strategic direction.
Throughout Bellotti’s impressive career, she has worked with esteemed fashion houses such as Gianfranco Ferré, Dolce&Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci. These experiences have nurtured her meticulous attention to detail when it comes to design. In response to her appointment as creative director of Bally, Bellotti expressed great honor and a deep sense of trust in her ability to contribute to the brand’s extraordinary legacy. She finds inspiration in the unique Swiss heritage of the house, as well as its rich history rooted in avant-garde spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence.