Maria Francesca Pepe’s stand-out spiked jewellery
Maria Francesca Pepe’s jewellery is bold and trend-led whist being delicate and wearable at the same time. The new collection, Can’t Buy Me Love, was displayed at the Relative Mo press day against the striking backdrop of the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms. Using gold and silver as the main material, the new MFP collection comes in forms of simple bands and shapes which serve as the platform for bold detailing.
One of the stand-out pieces from the new MFP collection is the thick band ring with a dangling cross for detail; the ring is eye-catching, but also simple and beautifully designed. With a feel of medieval jewellery, the cross ring has been improved since last season and now has a softer feel with diamond detailing set into the ring and small square tickets dangling alongside the cross.
Spiked and daring shapes contrasting with elegant features are a theme that runs right through the collection. One item which exemplifies this is the spiked gold bangle, which is thin enough not to overpower an outfit, but with the beautifully crafted spikes contrasting with the delicate diamond and pearl detailing, the bracelet is especially striking.
Another stand-out piece of the collection is the white collar featuring a gold stud through the buttonhole for detail, and a bar connecting the tips of the collar. Resulting in a familiar, trend-driven piece, but still maintaining individuality.
Along with the simple bands and shapes, the new collection also has entwined fabrics and metals that are knotted and plaited with an effective pink detailing that runs through the collection, accenting and contrasting with the metals.
The impact of the striking jewellery in the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms showed that they each stood out on their own for bold craftsmanship and understanding of the materials – and the fact that they are just so amazingly gorgeous!
Photo by Sara Reverberi