Lebanese-Italian fashion designer Tony Ward graduated from L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. He deepened his knowledge of Couture techniques at Dior, Chloé, and Lanvin for over seven years in Paris before creating his own label.
After showing his Collections for ten years during the Italian Fashion week in Rome, Tony Ward chose to present his Couture line in Paris starting 2014.
Aptly named ¨The Architect of Detail¨, he draws his inspiration from contemporary Architecture.
Tony Ward’s Spring-Summer 2014 Couture collection is inspired by Architecture and origami flowers which he imagines in full bloom, reinterpreting them through cuts, shapes and volumes.
In this collection he combines a romantic vision with modern structures, translating them through a playful approach to color, fabric and lines.
The softness of lilac, yellow, silver, and blush are strengthened and balanced by graphic uses of black and white.
The fabrics of the collection are a mixture between duchess satin, hand-painted silks, silk chiffon, gazar, embroidered tulle and macramé lace.
The bridal gown is an off white princess cut gown made of Gazar, featuring layers of Tulle and covered with handmade embroideries.
The top shows more than 50 visible cuts in Glossy Satin, inspired by origami flowers. Floral and geometrical shapes, both irregular and fragmented, hold a dominant place in this dress defined by countless three-dimensional elements shown on the train and the bottom edge.
An origami-inspired crown compliments the train of this Beautiful Architectural dress.