Joanna Mastroianni Spring/Summer 2014Posted on September 8, 2013 | by Madison Fraser
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The show started off with dimmed lights, but what came after was hardly lackluster at all. As the lights grew bright, the music became louder and the beat grew faster. It instantly became a fashion show rave with blaring pop music and 80s-inspired accessories.
Joanna Mastroianni’s 2014 spring collection began with the classic black and white ensembles. The patterns remained blocky and eye-catching but simple. However, she added a techno touch to each look with a neon-colored handbag. Each model had either a slick high ponytail or sleek bob, reflecting the robotics of the fast paced music.
Then came the real glitz. As the models changed from prototypical black and white, the dresses became vivid colors of “tangerine orange” and “sunshine yellow,” and the blues were intense aquas. Although the dresses were solid in color, Mastroianni added adornments of loose feathers or bedazzled sequins and jewels to make the pieces even livelier. One could almost imagine these gowns being worn to a cocktail party as glamorous as Gatsby’s.
While the flashiness of these nighttime dresses did not fail to impress, Mastroianni made sure to include spring-inspired floral patterns to her new collection as well. With a spin on Asian culture, beautiful silk pieces were printed with floral patterns of orchards, cherry blossoms, and apple blossoms. Most of these flowering examples were airy dresses to grasp onto the pleasant weather of spring, but even a sateen two-piece was included for the more conservative, but chic woman.
By the end of the show, it was clear that Mastroianni had attempted to conquer a wide range of styles in her new collection. The attire ranged from retro dresses with sharp edges, to glitzy gowns, to even kimono-inspired frocks.
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