Architect of Detail is how the couture industry salutes Tony Ward. A brand whose collection is consistent with its couture house legacy. “Stardust Voyage” is the journey this house embarks on for the Spring Summer 2023 collection.
The commencement is a “float through space” as black and white gowns embellished with onyx crystal grace the runway. Textiles representing meteor showers and mineral clusters are shown in cosmic black tones.
This collection combines innovation and masterful cuts and lines. The ultraviolet textiles give flashes of comets, clusters of embellishments mimic sculptural constellations.
Floating pleats and flares in a sky and galactic greys colors embellished for a stardust effect.
Inspiration is also evident in contemporary architecture, sculptural forms, creating innovative techniques on gowns and their accessories.
Semi-loose silhouettes, oversized capelines, vaporous textures, and intricate embroideries illuminate the runway from gold to solar yellows.
Voluminous drapes and details wrap models in emerald green shades coated in streaming crystals.
Fabrics and textures play with the boundaries of warm and bright light with beaded embellishment that conveys stardust theme throughout.
The grand finale is featured by an infinite crystal corsetted gown – a celestial display that sends a divine message from above. This show is an homage to couturier Elie Ward, Tony’s father, who has voyaged on his journey and is “a star in the sky.”