The Tony Ward Spring Summer 2015 collection is visibly inspired by Gothic Architecture and is all about contrast between feminine features and structural detail. Ward has reinterpreted structural lines, figures and shapes to theatrically reveal a modern silhouette that illustrates a lost heroine of the ancient world. Bold and structure silhouetting contrast with feminine fabrics such as lace Zibeline, printed Gazar and embroidered Crinoline. The softness of the wooden pink, silver and blue, balances the more dominant black, pure white and antique gold.
Ornamental Silk wires form visible three-dimensional details, executed with new techniques developed at the Tony Ward Ateliers. Gothic Art is paid tribute to with Armatures, pointed arches and ribbed vaults in the repetitive symmetrical patterns; the rose, an essential element of Gothic Art, is also very present.
The final effect of these elements is the creation of dramatic and sensual gowns that are every bit art and theatre as they are fashion.