Title: JEWELLERY DESIGNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Having gained an extensive experience as a Creative Director and Fashion Jewellery Design Consultant over the past 15 years, I have a deep understanding of excellence within the fashion industry, and multi-tasking approach to creativity, design, production, communication and management, which I am able to channel towards specific requirements, innovative concepts and tight deadlines. I am detail-oriented, ambitious, outspoken and passionate.
Jewellery Designer and Creative Director Maria Francesca Pepe, class 1979, founded her eponymous Fashion Jewellery brand MFP - MariaFrancescaPepe in 2007, after completing her Master Degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins with distinction, under the direction of late OBE Professor Louise Wilson.
Initially awarded support by Lulu Kennedy’s FASHION EAST and BFC’s NEW GEN, Maria Francesca was nominated for Best New Accessories Brand at the BRITISH FASHION AWARD in 2009 and won the prestigious Italian VOGUE TALENTS AWARD in 2011.
A favourite amongst all stylists and celebrities, the MFP brand has gained worldwide recognition as the ‘Must Have’ fashion jewellery label of the 2000 first decade.
International press coverage includes Vogue France cover, Wonderland cover, Vogue Italia cover, The Financial Times cover, Numero, Grazia UK, Teen Vogue - just to name a few.
Celebrity collaborations include Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lily Allen - amongst many.
Since its early years of trading, MFP developed international top distribution across over 100 international high-end boutiques, concept and department stores such as LuisaViaRoma, Colette, 10 Corso Como, Harvey Nichols, Le Bon Marche, Intermix, On Peddar.
Branded Collaborations and Fashion Design Consulting work include:
Roksanda, Diesel, Joshua Sanders, County of Milan, Urban Outfitters.
Press says of MFP:
“Pepe’s namesake line is known for high-concept, graphic designs that traditionally find a loyal following within the fashion and celebrity set.” Kayleigh Mencia – Editor EDITORIALIST.COM
“Maria’s designs are both edgy and commercial, which was our initial draw to the brand. Her collection is always original, fashion-forward and great quality.” Kathryn Tan – Assistant Buyer for International Accessories and Jewellery HARVEY NICHOLS UK
“A favourite with Cara, Rihanna and Rita, Maria Francesca Pepe’s unique jewellery designs are top of our wish list. We want it all!” GLAMOUR UK
The MFP brand stopped trading in 2017.
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I am currently working on projects of Art and Jewellery Design Consultancy,
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