Maria Francesca Pepe Autumn/Winter 2011

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get to Maria Francesca Pepe’s presentation at LFW in February, I was gutted as the images showed me that I missed a really remarkable collection. The collection has several influences including surrealism, tribal cultures, manga and medieval encapsulated into a very dark, bold collection. Featuring The long languid shapes and sheaths of silk chiffon add a slightly softer edge but without losing the dramatic aesthetic. The use of punkish studs and jewellery as adornment adds a tough, glamourous edge. Though not to everyone’s taste, what I liked about this collection is it’s darkness, MFP wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries. 

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Veronica
    April 2, 2011 / 4:45 pm

    The make up really scares me. It's.. strange?Btw, the collection is cool. I like it. Cute blog:)Follow me? I'd be very happy if you do it. Thank you so much.

  2. vasare
    April 2, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    jesus this model looks soo awful 😀

  3. yiqin;
    April 2, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    The collectio is very dark. I like.

  4. Sophia's Lover
    April 3, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    Juliet says hey it’s romeo you nearly gimme a heart attackHe’s underneath the window she’s singing hey la my boyfriend’s backYou shouldn’t come around here singing up at people like thatAnyway what you gonna do about it ? thanks.

  5. Swell Vintage - Frankie
    April 3, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Very bold indeed! Likes it x

  6. tor (fabfrocks)
    April 4, 2011 / 10:26 am

    That model looks genuinely terrifying!

  7. Col
    April 4, 2011 / 10:54 am

    Wow… I know fashion was surreal, but using a corpse as a model, that's taking it a whole new level!

  8. lady sélénite
    April 4, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    I love that ! The make up is incredible, makes her look like an outerspace creature !

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