Tony Ward’s Spring Summer 2015 collection, inspired by Gothic Architecture, is a stage where the designer reinterprets structural lines and figures, to theatrically reveal a modern silhouette that illustrates a lost heroine of the ancient world. Intricate shapes collide and intertwine in this collection where elegant filigrees morph into a variety of feminine looks. Dramatic evening gowns reside side by side with more sensual, revealing garments. The fabrics are a mixture between Zibeline, printed Gazar, embroidered Crinoline and Lace. The softness of the wooden pink, silver and blue, balances the more dominant black, pure white and antique gold. Just as many noble materials that represent the cathedrals stained glass windows where abundant light shines through. Ornamental Silk wires formed into delicate tracery hold a dominant place in this collection defined by visible three-dimensional details, executed with new techniques developed at the Tony Ward Ateliers. Armatures, pointed arches and ribbed vaults are clearly shown in the repetitive symmetrical patterns; the rose, an essential element of Gothic Art, is also very present.
Photographer: Steeve Beckouet
Model: Andris from New Madison