'Stardust Voyage', our Couture Spring
Summer 23 collection was presented in Paris last week, at Palais de Tokyo.
Nuances of gold and silver hand embroidered stars on a majestic wedding gown
closed the show.
stars, the bride appeared in a scintillating gold and silver celestial bustier
gown. ‘This gown embodies the story of the couture collection, a Stardust
Voyage’, Tony Ward says. A dreamy wedding dress coated in stardust. The
infinite glimmers are composed of sparkles of Swarovski crystals, beads and
finely embroidered gold silk thread. The accents of silver, gold and greige are
woven together in a gradient effect capturing the light on the runway at Palais
de Tokyo. The gem dress is crowned with a jewel headpiece finely
incrusted with bits of sparkling diamond, and a delicately embroidered veil
with tiny drops of beads and silver sequins. The overskirt is imagined with a
unique shape and volume, majestic.
piece of craftsmanship, with fine pearls, sequins and crystals delicately
embroidered by the atelier's ‘petites mains’, over weeks of meticulous work. The
collection started with a reflection, a sentimental feeling, after the passing
of couturier Elie Ward, Tony’s father, who founded Ward Atelier 70 years ago.
He continued to work hand in hand with his son after the launch of the Tony
Ward brand in 1997. The 'Stardust Voyage' collection marks the end of an era, a
tribute to a couturier who now lights up the sky. Infinite twinkles.
The start of
a new era.