I love love love these designs from Maria Francesca Pepe. The lead image is jewelery Maria created for the for the Roksanda Ilincic SS10 show at LFW (image and more from Professional Jeweller). More about Maria:
Born in Foggia, Italy, on March 5th 1979, Maria Francesca Pepe was destined to a life of design. Having studied Literature and Philosophy at the “Universita’ degli Studi di Milano” between 1998 to 2000, she spent the following four years completing her BA in Fashion Design at the “Marangoni Institute”, Milano, which encompassed womenswear Fashion Design, Illustration, Pattern Cutting and Fashion Business.
Honing her fashion skills further Maria undertook several courses in London from Fine Drawing at the Royal College of Art to Styling, Experimental Fashion Design, Digital Fashion Design and Professional Sewing at Central Saint Martins. In 2003 she won the Tannan Fashion Award, Japan. Her links to Italy and in particular Milan have been crucial to her creative aesthetic and identity.