Italian-born Maria Francesca Pepe, after studying literature completed her BA in Fashion Design at the Instituto Marangoni in Milan, and then moved to the prestigious Central St Martins in London to accomplish her Masters in Women’s Wear Fashion.
Drawing on her experience of having worked as a fashion designer in both Milan and London, she founded her eponymous brand in 2007 focusing on cutting edge fashion jewellery.
Maria Francesca Pepe Jewellery, entirely realised by Italian artisans, combines sharp, sleek and geometric designs mixed with symbolism and sub-culture references. Classic elements from the goldsmith tradition are reinterpreted within a POP and post-modern aesthetics.
The brand's accolades include the British Fashion Award nomination, Fashion East, New Gen and Vogue Talents awards, which naturally led to achieving international press recognition, high profile celebrity endorsements, strategic brand collaborations and global distribution in luxury retail establishments.
Based in London, Maria gains inspiration from the thriving artistic scene, which complements her creativity and predisposition to art and music.