I had the honour to attend the Tony Ward Couture Show Fall Winter 2017-18 in Paris on 3 July 2017. He chose my favourite location for his show: the Oratoire du Louvre, a historic Protestant church located at 145 rue Saint-Honoré in the first arrondissement of Paris. It was made the royal chapel of the Louvre Palace by the French king Louis XIII in 1623. Julien Fournié, a French haute couture designer, has been showcasing his haute couture collections at the Oratoire du Louvre for years.
Both geometry and flowers have been constant sources of inspiration for Tony Ward, so it only seemed a natural evolution for him to explore an interesting mixture of the two concepts, and create a collection based on the unique and complex patterns of flowers. After all, geometry is all around us, particularly in nature.
For this Fall Winter 2017/18 haute couture collection, geometric floral patterns are reinvented and delicately handcrafted. Organic volumes are recreated with ethereal silks. The garments take shape in vibrant colors, such as burgundy and jade, soft shades like silver and rose and timeless black and white.
Fascinated by the precision of the flowers’ shapes, the Lebanese designer meticulously examined their intricate outlines and reimagined these elaborate forms in his creations.
VIDEO TONY WARD HAUTE COUTURE SHOW FALL/WINTER 2017/18
Take a seat in the first row of the Oratoire du Louvre and enjoy Tony Ward’s Autumn/Winter 2017/18 haute couture show.
TONY WARD COUTURE SHOW FALL WINTER 2017-18
Discover the world of Tony Ward