Edible. Poisonous. Flavorful. The mushroom, the first species to exist, with evidence indicating it likely first appeared about one billion years ago. It is the source of inspiration for Tony Ward’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/20 collection.
The infinite shapes of fungi fascinated the Lebanese designer and led him to create incredible volumes, while introducing 3D printed garments for the first time. Exploring the mystical world of mushrooms, the organzas are folded in thousands of layers, just like the gill’s lines.
The spongy caps are translated into voluminous shapes, while the fil-coupé and silk embroideries follow the thread-like mycelium structure.
The collection’s palette ranges from white, deep red, walnut and cerulean blue. It’s when the layers meet the eccentric volumes that the pieces are blossomed, like an invasion of mushrooms in the woods.
VIDEO TONY WARD HAUTE COUTURE FALL WINTER 2019-20 SHOW
Fibers moving in all directions, statement volumes taking shape, mushrooms invading the runway: Take a seat in the first row and enjoy the Tony Ward Haute Couture Fall Winter 2019-20 show which took place on 1st July 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel Paris Le Grand.
HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION BLOSSIMING FIBRES
From gowns taking around 80,000 meters of organza layers and countless of sewn filaments, to the newly introduced white 3D printed dress that took more than 450 hours of work, the network of fungus was blossomed!
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