Roberto Barina, originario di Fiesso d’Artico, stregato dal fascino delle grandi maison di Francia, frequenta la scuola di grafica e design di Padova. Avviata agli inizi degli anni 80 un’attività in proprio nel campo delle calzature, si concentra verso la fine dello stesso decennio sul brand Ballin, diventandone il Direttore Creativo. Sposato a Reanna Ballin, contribuisce a rilanciare le attività con una linea di calzature ed accessori oggi orgogliosamente distribuita in tutto il mondo.
The Ballin shoe factory, leader in luxury footwear production, currently expresses the right mix between innovative and handmade production, the latter representing the excellence in what is known as ‘Made in Italy’. During its 70 year-long history, the Company collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned fashion brands
The shoe factory, born in 1945 thanks to the passion and entrepreneurial vision of brothers Guido and Giorgio Ballin, is headquartered in Fiesso D’Artico on the Brenta Riviera, a territory where quality footwear is a deeply-rooted tradition. Over the years, the company has been able to mix tradition and innovation, thanks to its experienced understanding of market needs and changes. Professionalism, passion and a strong heritage are all values that Giorgio Ballin passed on to his three children - Gabriella, Reanna and Alessandro – who lead the company today. The artistic direction has been entrusted to Roberto Barina who, inspired by his remarkable creative talent, designs Ballin collections and coordinates an internal technical and stylistic team. The Ballin brand, is distributed in 39 countries worldwide through 18 flagship boutiques and more than 300 selected multi-brand stores in Italy and abroad.
The Company today counts on its own brand, which not only expresses the typical Made in Italy craftsmanship, but also the constant research and attention to details, creating a seductive and very feminine style. Ballin also produces a line of leather goods that widens and completes the brand’s offer.