Maria Francesca Pepe
Maria is from southern Italy. She completed her MA at Central Saint Martins having previously studied literature in Milan and then a BA in Fashion at the Maragoni Institute. She mainly did freelance work in Italy, then relocated to London and assisted Jens Laugesen as well briefly working at Vivienne Westwood, before launching her own brand. Maria has designed catwalk jewellery ranges for brands such as Roksanda Ilincic and Amanda Wakeley and collaborated with top high street retailers including Topshop and Urban Outfitters.
“Ancient symbols serve as amulets, enhancing the ultimate jewellery function as the perfect gift. Shapes and classic elements are reinterpreted from their traditional and ethnic forms within a post-modern aesthetic, adding a techno-deco appeal. The cross, the harness and the heart gain fashion relevance. The MFP vision is to create beautifully handcrafted, timeless pieces of superb quality with cutting edge design.”
“MFP studded jewellery, the Ade cross ring and hoops that appeared on the September cover of Vogue Paris worn by Kate Moss. MFP Tubulars have been featured in all the major fashion editorials worldwide.”
“Urban coolness, street art, graffiti, distressed metals, bling, gold and pop.”