Lebanese fashion designer Tony Ward takes us on a journey through time. ‘Frozen Memories’, his new haute couture fall/winter 2013/14 collection, is a journey that begins with fantasy, nostalgia for a luxuriant past and extends to embrace dreams and opportunities of the future.
This rekindled vintage is seen in dresses and suits where rich fabric such as brocade, lace and printed gauze are beautifully mixed with perforated leather and silicone beads: a Tony Ward signature innovation. The designer brings this game of contrasts to life in dresses where leather or glossy satin are combined with hand painted flowers, leaves prints, beading, or silk thread embroidery. The lines are sleek and pure. Sophistication is revealed in the architectural cuts and the matchless sometimes modern and sometimes retro embroidery.
Tony Ward is a Lebanese designer based in Beirut. Twice a year, in January and July, he shows his couture collection at AltaRoma, a couture show that takes place in Rome.
TONY WARD COUTURE SHOW 2013/14
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