Monday, April 18

A/W 11 MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE


'Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.' - Victor Hugo

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Maria Francesca Pepe's collections continue to appeal to the pagan within me. She could have just displayed a couple of old bones on mirrored plinths and I would have been sold on the spot. As an aesthetically-inspired aetheist, I am drawn like a magpie to the adornments of religious culture, just not to the belief. MFP's accessories seem to draw on the most diverse of spiritual and cultural inspirations: tribal antlers and horns take on a punk identity when adorned with leather and studded cuffs; there are references to Christianity in crosses and to the Egyptian cult of Ra in a tiara decorated with tiny kohled eyes; A studded, polished arm cuff resembles a prehistoric animal vertebrae at first glance, while a t-shirt dressed on a human skeleton torso suggests elements of sacrifice.


7 comments:

A La Mode said...

Love this! My inner pagan is running out, beautiful spikey goodness.

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Oh my god. Simply amazing. x hivenn

the nyanzi report said...

A true artisan indeed. Have I told you that you're a word smith artisan too?

HARLEY WOOD said...

Oh wow! I want the whole collection.

Peace and love,

HARLEY WOOD

X

Bird said...

Freakin amazing! Love all that prehistoric animal shizz! x

Collections said...

This jewelery is gorgeous. Love the clothes hanging on the spine as well, so creative.

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Kaitlyn said...

I agree. Totally sold on these thanks to the softly gothic nature of the display. Truly I love anything that references religion; something that has generated so much good and so much evil at the same time in the world is surely worthy of some appeal, if only in a curiously macabre way.

x K
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