In The City SS15
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Maria Francesca Pepe SS15 “IN THE CITY” is a visionary collection inspired by the city skylines, graphic city maps, neon city lights, with art-deco and urban tribe references throughout.
With this collection MFP is exploring the notion of what makes a city: what icons and symbols have formed our interpretation of a city in the modern culture?
We breathe and live our cities through a hyper-proliferation of collectable souvenirs, bright lights and kitsch signs. Our eyes stereotype the typical silhouettes of people that inhabit the streets,
within the sheer presence of tall buildings and cyber skylines. The “City Maps and Skylines” range features understated and more interpretative pieces, such as 40ies inspired solid geometric rings and cuffs. This idea of physical interaction and connection within a city is also evident through the enamel outlines of deconstructed skylines that are encrusted with a variety of Swarovski crystal shapes. The variety of shapes and colour is a key feature within the collection, encompassing each city’s individual spirit. The ‘Fashion Cities’ story represents metropolis in a modern and chic way. MFP has re-imagined the skylines with stereotypical symbols that identify with these places today, keeping in mind the Art-Deco shapes that physically form the letters of some of the
main fashion’s Mecca such as London, Milan, Paris, New York and Tokyo.
The story is the example of the signature MFP way of infusing unique, trendsetting creations with an avant-garde appeal! Yet, what breathes life into the city? The bright flashing lights, the night-time secrets of a Motel, the thrills of living in the fast lane with the glittery cars or the heavily infused pop-culture references of today. All are symbolised in this electric “Neon Lights” story that represent snapshots of a city life through the eyes of MFP.
CONCEPT, DESIGN, EDITING: Maria Francesca Pepe
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kim Jacobsen To
STYLIST: Pandora Lennard
HAIR: Sharmaine Cox
MAKE UP: Kate Lindsey
NAILS: Ellie Harry @WAH-Nails
MODELS: Maddy Elmer @Storm Models,
Constance Power @ Anti Agency,
Sydney Lima @Anti Agency,
Ivy Tan @Anti Agency