"The boundaries between clothing and accessories become blurred whilst retaining a contemporary functionality" - Maria Francesca Pepe

Maria Francesca Pepe

A/W'12 Look Book
Image via Maria Francesca Pepe 
As I was casually browsing the web for some inspiration, I happened to stumbled upon some images from an A/W'12 Look Book campaign. These images showed a young girl with lilac, yellow and pink roses in her hair/bustier/everywhere really, and covered in lots of jewellery (crucifixes, hearts and chains). After some more research, I found the images to be part of the new collection by Maria Francesca Pepe - a "jewellery-wear" designer, inspired by pure London avant-garde, who oversees all of her collections being produced entirely by Italian artisans and small factories. She takes traditional jewellery and pop symbols, distorts and then reinterprets them in their forms and meanings for them to be conceived as amulets that convey inner strength and beauty.

MFP is a designer who is fairly knew to me personally, however she is very well known to celebrities and fashion magazines alike, incuding: Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Dazed & Confused, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Jessie J, various XFactor contestants, Jennifer Lopez, Florence & the Machine, Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cheryl Cole to name but a few. Maria has also won various awards such as: the British Fashion Award, New Gen & Topshop, White Club & Fashion East Sponsorships, Argos Hippium Award (Italy), Tannan Fashion Award (Japan) & was nominated for the Swarovski Emerging Talent In Accessories award in 2009.

It is no wonder that MFP has won so many awards and been featured in many magazine editorials once you look at the products on offer. They are edgy, contemporary and slightly gothic, (right up my street!) and along with the styling in the A/W'12 campaign shoots, it's safe to say that I am a new fan!

A/W'12 Look Book - Images via Maria Francesca Pepe

For more images from the Look Book, click here. As for the website (where you can also buy some of the collection), click here!

What do you all think? Would you wear these pieces?


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