Luxuriant, iconic and evocative: the new spring/summer 2019 Haute Couture collection by Tony Ward has the merit of following a common thread of coherence in the name of a style that has made the couturier one of the best known and recognizable by the international fashion establishment. It is impossible to confuse one of his Haute Couture creations with those of other stylists who will know how to measure embroidery and impress with cuts and silhouettes that are decidedly effective, but never as much as he does.
Compared to other Middle Eastern cultural stylists, Tony Ward knows how to reconcile all the inimitable preciousness of the extraordinary intellectual knowledge of his Lebanon with a taste that is virtuously declined in a very personal way. His goal is certainly not to create the usual bridge between two different artistic heritages where to meet half way with a culture of frankly compromising compromise because globalization or, worse, assimilation, is only creative annihilation. A true artist have an own voice and always equal to themselves, while evolving very personal poetics.
It is in this artistic purity that we recognize Tony Ward unlike many other couturiers who bend too easily to market logics, forgetting how much, especially in High Fashion, being a voice out of the chorus, and therefore unique and exclusive, it is the only true recipe for success.
Mood: A fairy tale in the wood
Lengths: mini or long for evening dresses with slit or with wide bell-shaped skirts with ramage
Volumes: precious fabrics caress the feminine silhouette, drape it with softness, while the grand soirée dresses have sumptuously embroidered skirts preciously embroidered
Colors: black, purple, purple, powder pink, white, gold, green, silver
Fabrics: silk, organza, experimental fabrics, feathers, mikado, crepe, lace, taffeta, shantung, tulle