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Maria Francesca Pepe Caught Us in a Trap! Gothic Glam Trap!

By Leplastique @Marzio_Martel
Maria Francesca Pepe caught us in a trap! Gothic glam trap!With the start of the fashion month just a few weeks away we're all scrambling to put together our looks whether we're sitting front row at Dolce&Gabbana or standing outside Michael Kors hoping to be snapped by the likes of The Sartorialist or Tommy Ton. We at Fashilosophy have always been MAJOR lovers of fierce accesories and in the search for the finishing touches to our Milan fashion week outfits stumbled upon Maria Francesca Pepe.

Maria Francesca Pepe caught us in a trap! Gothic glam trap!Crafted by italian artisans but completely influenced by the London avant garde scene the pieces range from ornate gothic headpieces to simple cross necklaces and studded double rings. The concept of Maria Francesca Pepe is revolutionary, her "Jewellery-Wear" blurs the line between clothing and accessories while retaining the functionality of both with the latter being the main feature. The iconic tubular bracelet has become a sort of cult classic worn by everybody from Jennifer Lopez to Beth Ditto. Nicola Formichetti also often goes to Maria Francesca Pepe when he needs a special pieces commisioned for Lady Gaga.
Maria initially studied literature at Milan University for 2 years before realizing her true calling was in fashion and transferring to Istituto Marangoni and pursuing a BA in womenswear fashion before going on to achieve an MA at the prestigious
Central Saint Martins in London. Before finally starting her label she briefly worked for Vivienne Westwood as well as Jens Laugesen for the spring/summer 2008 season. Immediately after her first show she had buyers from all over clamoring to carry her line, from Dover Street Market to Henri Bendel and LuisaViaRoma

Maria Francesca Pepe caught us in a trap! Gothic glam trap!


In 2009 she was nominated for Emerging Talent in Accessories at the British Fashion Awards. Although Maria did not win you wouldn't be able to tell from her soaring popularity and social relevance especially with her loyal fanbase of celebrities. Steven Klein, Nick Knight and Nicola Formichetti are huge fans of her designs and often incorporate pieces into their editorials.
A must have for the fashionista who doen't mind a little edge on the competition, Maria Francesca Pepe says in her own words "I sell objects of desire" and she's absolutely right.




MFP FW11/12 'FORTUNA' from MariaFrancescaPepe on Vimeo.


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