The Tony Ward couture collection is all about fibers moving in all directions, statement volumes taking shape, mushrooms invading the runway...
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!
The various structures & volumes were following the beat as if they’re immersed from the forest’s undergrowth, while the white caps and gill’s lines of a mushroom were inverted in different ways and translated into stitched fibers.
The highlight of this collection was the 3D white gown that took more than 450 hours of work, 33-pieces of eco-friendly TPU material, and tulle that was gathered meticulously with the pieces. “Even though Couture is all about the fairy hands, I had the curiosity to integrate this technique and mix it with our know-how in this collection in particular as it goes perfectly with my inspiration.” Said Tony Ward.
Some facts about this Couture gown: The TPU material is a kind of biodegradable plastic that takes 3-5 years to decompose. The dress is totally recyclable and the pieces can we shredded, melted, gathered then reused, therefore it took zero waste to make this gown.