TOTEM is delighted to welcome Maria Francesca Pepe, the UK based jewelery designer. The FW13 collection will be shown during our Press Days!
MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE'S EXOTIC SPIRITUALISM
'Never is a Promise and you cannot afford to lie'...it's a quote from a Fiona Apple's song that I always loved, it explains perfectly the deepest meaning of body art, from which this collection takes inspiration', explains Maria Francesca Pepe.
For her forthcoming FW'13 collection, the jewelry designer looked to tattoo pop art, tribal and eastern cultures, and their use of body embellishment as prime points of inspiration. Pepe's six-year-old namesake line is known for high-concept, graphic designs that traditionally find a loyal following within the fashion and celebrity set. In a recent preview to editors, she explains how an, albeit, ironic confluence of gypsy and gothic punk themes informed her latest efforts. It's an admission to tried-and-true design references that, suddenly, feel freshly informed and directional in a stand-out collection of cool-girl jewels with a slightly subversive twist.
- Kayleigh Mencia (source: editorialist.com)