Thursday, 29 July 2010

Number Four: MariaFrancescaPepe F/W2010/11

Leather, Fur, Hard Metal, Blood, Crosses, Skin, Teeth, Scars, Belts and Eroticism are all components of MariaFrancescaPepes’ new season dark aesthetic enhanced by corset-shaped dresses, the focus on the dĂ©colletĂ© and the transparencies of a tough femininity.
The strong accent on textures and luxury materials are a distinctive
signature of MFP.
The jewellery is an inner component of the clothing,
as with MFP’s continuing jewellery-wear concept. Chains for trousers, necklaces define the edges of tailored jackets and plated brass crosses stud the georgette as embroidery.
Biker and punkish references, MJ’s eighties Bad album mixed with the refined Italian tailoring tradition results in easy to wear
volumes with a strong edge. The leather jacket becomes a body suit and the blazer a dress.
Statement jewellery pieces in the shape of 3D crosses and teeth complete the collection next to MFP’s infamous Tubulars
reinvented this season in a sprayed pop-trash effect as if stained by a spill of blood.

MFP-MariaFrancescaPepe’s Autumn /Winter 2011 collection explores the state of transition from human to animal,
from life to death and vice versa as a condition of beauty. The gothic references are mixed with a conceptual approach to fashion
, where the thrill of a sudden metamorphosis fades the definition of the silhouettes and the ornaments.'

This collection was shown at LFW , 20th February 2010. I love the shapes and the many different textures. You can tell a lot of hard work has gone into this collection and it's paid off.