On September 8th, 2013, Joanna Mastroianni charmed the runway with her Spring 2014 collection. American designer Mastroianni has an innovative perspective on fashion, combining modern and bold ideas with European sophistication and elegance to create designs that are beautiful as well as timeless. Her high fashion mindset is the foundation behind her haute couture but versatile and wearable pieces.
“The Spring 2014 collection was very much inspired by my travels to Barcelona, and walking through the amazing creations of Antoni Gaudi. It was very exciting and overwhelming. I found myself spending many, many hours in Case Batllo and La Pedrera, and it was just not enough. Everything I do influences my life and my work. Traveling to different countries and discovering different cultures is very exciting for me.”-said Joanna
Her latest collection was classic with a fresh edge. Models were very simply styled with sleek hairstyles, no jewelry, and wore metallic ankle strap heels. This minimalistic approach to styling allowed for the clothing to be the focus of the runway show. Mastroianni presented traditional chic black and white looks such as A-line dresses and printed caftans. In addition, she also featured a variety of bright vibrant colors.
Perky shades of lime, tangerine, and lemon brightened the collection and gave the show a cheerful and upbeat tone. One look, which displayed this tone was a laser-cut dress in lemon yellow with a satin floral brocade coat in lime green. The already beautifully detailed pieces were taken to another level of style with this bright color palette.
The styles presented each had unique personalities through the use of color, detail, and quirky elements such as triangle and square buttons on jacket sleeves and brightly colored cube evening bags. Each look achieved the perfect balance by juxtaposing very strong design elements within the same look. A striking example of this was a sheer tangerine floor length dress with a sequin finish. Each element of this dress was strong enough to stand on its own, but Joanna Mastroianni dared to put them all together to create unique masterpieces unique to her label.
Even classic pieces were reinvented to be more fashion forward for next season. A flowing caftan top was given the high fashion treatment when crafted in sheer lace and given the addition of a beaded plunging neckline. When paired with solid black shorts the resulting look was uptown chic with a downtown attitude. Another stand out piece in her spring collection was a fitted v-neck gown completely covered in bright blue sequins. The color and shine were balanced by a simple silhouette, making this a stunning, yet wearable piece of high fashion.
Joanna Mastroianni’s pieces are ready to wear, crafted with the skill and delicate attention of haute couture. Combining her two main inspirations, Mastroianni has created a label that ties strong European sensibility and technique to signature New York attitude, producing a stunning Spring collection complete with glamour, excitement, and versatility.
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