MariaFrancescaPepe’s “Jewellery-Wear” is a new concept for both Fashion Jewellery and Clothing that become inter- changeable pieces and essential designs for a new luxury ideal. The boundaries between clothing and accessories become blurred whilst retaining a contemporary functionality. Made in Italy, every piece is handcrafted to the highest standard by selected artisans and factories Maria works in strict contact with. MFP Creative Studio, Press, Sales and Distribution are all based in London.
After studying at Central Saint Martins (2 years Master in Womens wear) and Istituto Marangoni (4 years BA in Fashion Design), Maria worked alongside Jens Laugesen and interned for Vivienne Westwood. Fashion East sponsored MFP first commercial season whilst Dover Street Market stocked it, achieving a double-spread page on the Evening Standard the next day after the show. Following Awards, Sponsorships and Collaborations include: BRITISH FASHION AWARD Nomination for New Talent in Accessories, NEW GEN, VOGUE TALENTS Corner, CFE, Morellato Gioielli, Amanda Wakeley (Sophia Neophitou-Aplostolou’s commission), Roksanda Ilincic, Emilio De La Morena, Trekstock Charity, and Victoria’s Secret, just to name a few.
MFP brand awareness is expanding worldwide thanks to the distribution of selected stockists (including: LuisaViaRoma, The Corner.com, Daily Project, Anma Group, Seven New York, Tearose, N.30 Milano, Carte Blanche, Dark Room,Topshop, Urban Outfitters and many more), amazing editorials and celebrity endorsement (including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Sienna Miller, Cheryl Cole, Agness Deyn, Beth Ditto, Katherine Graham, Ginnifer Goodwin, Fergie, Skin of Skunk Anansie, Yasmin, Roisin Murphy, 90210’s Jessica Lowndes, Karen Elson and more).
MFP chain trousers have become iconic and featured on Perez Hilton’s Blog “Who Wore It Better?” between Lady Gaga and Katherine Graham achieving 45,269 votes so far.
Latest achievements include: four bespoke head-pieces made for Lady Gaga under commission of Nicola Formichetti and Anna Trevelyan; ‘MFP for TOPSHOP’ jewellery range; hand selected by Sara Maino of Vogue Italia to exhibit at ‘Vogue Talents Corner’ Milano Fashion Week FW11-12; window installation at Berlin Fashion Week, features and editorials on The Independent, Ten Magazine, Collezioni, Elle UK, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Grazia UK, Grazia France, Harpers Bazaar UK, In Style, Elle US, Elle Italia, Wallpaper, Vogue Russia, Vogue India, The Sunday Times Style, Stella Magazine, and many many more!
MFP has been part of Best Collection SS11 feature on Purple Fashion Magazine.
MFP’s stylist is Pandora Lennard, fashion editor of Tank Magazine.
MFP e-commerce was launched in November 2010 with great success.
MFP latest exhibitions include: London Fashion Week Official Schedule and Somerset House exhibition, Premiere Classe in Paris.
MFP has collaborated with industry professionals such as Matt Irwin, Mari Sarai, Alice Dellal, Ellen Rogers, Simon Harris, Daniel Sanwald, Jaimie Perlman, Francesca Burns, Vanessa Coyle and Jonas Bresnan.
Bauhaus, Minimalism, Industrial Design, Art Deco. An Elemental is a spirit embodying one of the five elements of antiquity: Earth (solid), Water (liquid), Wind (gas), Fire (heat), Aether (quintessence). The charateristcs of each element become a specific feature of this collection and the way they perfectly blend togther creates its timeless beauty. Geometry and symmetry meet with fluidity and glamour. The usage of Lapis Lazuli, also known as "the stone of truth", is significative of a the avant garde, pure and minimalistic direction MFP has taken in this collection. The shapes are edgy, still hold a sense of classicism within. The futuristic and 'otherworld' taste is mixed with sexy and feminine details in the shape of Swarovski crystals as well as heart-cut stones, which instead of interfering with the collection's inner strenth and avant-garde / post-modern aesthetic power, complement it to perfection. Colours: GOLD, ROSE GOLD, VINTAGE SILVER, RHODIUM. Materials: Italian Silver 925, 0.15 micron plated german brass All nickel free and hypoallergenic. MFP logo is carved on each piece. Hand made in Italy.