Joanna Mastroianni's Spring 2013
by Kimberlee Van Der Wall from I Have a Degree in This
Joanna Mastroianni's Spring/Summer 2013 show was inspired by her own personal garden that is full of "majestic beauty." Not be too harsh, but I think she took the inspiration a little too literal. The first looks with silk and floral watercolor prints were gorgeous. About half way through the show she started sending out fabric that resembled astro turf-- which was apparently hand-shredded silk organza. There were metallic pieces that was meant to resemble tree bark, I understand nature inspiring art but sometimes it doesn't always work.
all photos from WWD, banner made by me
The collection seemed all over the place to me. I really liked the beginning pieces where the floral prints were beautiful and looked more like paintings but then she lost me at the end. I did love the twisted buns styled by Edward Tricomi for Warren-Tricomi. I'm all about big hair! The eye makeup was like sunset with yellows and reds blending together by Dominic Cruz for Kryolan Professional Makeup who also paired it with a pink, coral lip and dewy skin.
While the collection did not contain any pieces I'd wear, I could see an eccentric pop star like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga wearing one of her designs.
What do you think of this collection? Would you be bold enough to wear it?
Note from the editor:
Thank you to Kimberlee from I Have a Degree in This for not only covering the show for Fashionista NY Girl but for giving us your honest opinion. I firmly believe in honesty, especially when it comes to fashion. Lets be real for a minute -- we are going to see things that aren't so great and that will make us go "wtf were they thinking?" Why would we ever want to hear about how something that was "fabulous" when it really wasn't for the person seeing the collection. Honesty is the best personality. And so is authenticity. I like to keep it real here.