Post on 20.03.2018

Parisian Haute Couture Enchantment

Glamourous.    Romantic.    Graceful.

These are all of the words that come to mind when reviewing Tony Ward’s SS 2018 collection. 

This Lebanese couture designer is consistent in serving nothing short of amazing and timeless pieces and his latest collection did not disappoint while capturing the true essence of the season.

Tony Ward uses summery blush tones to set the initial feel of the show and proceeds to tell a story of feminine continuity as the colors transition from rose, light green, greige, lilac and cream to finishing the show with a final grand white wedding gown fit for a royal.


Drawing inspirations from fractals, a complex, never-ending pattern, all of the pieces capture a classic and luxurious mood featuring exquisite detailing such as sequins, cut outs, high slits and mesh and sheer materials. Ward handcrafts his dresses with intricate lace, organza, embroidered tulle and laser-cut satin. The collection includes a diverse selection of pant suits, jumpsuits, floor and tea length gowns that include capes, trains and high shoulder and neck ensembles.

Each piece is full of romance and elegant while still remaining modern and universal, appealing to a wide variety of style conscious ladies. The collection overall is highly delicate and caters to the female body perfectly. While this collection differs from the deeper, more powerful tones from his last collection, each piece in this collection remains strong yet harmonious in presence. Tony Ward offers refinement and drama within his showing and plays with a soft color palette that compliments each model’s skin tone effectively. The strong detailing, along with the beautiful hairstyling, enhances the natural features of each woman which completes each look with just the right amount of charm. The flawless tailoring creates an immaculate balance between the underlying womanly foundation and glamour.

To satisfy an even larger clientele of busy ladies, Ward’s ready-to-wear collection is now available at the exclusive Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris.

Nancy Flaherty