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Lady Gaga wears Maria Francesca Pepe

20 May
I’m just going to put this out there: I’m not a huge Gaga fan. The only reason I might pay her a little bit of attention from time to time is for her sartorial choices. As attention-seeking as she may be, she does push the boundaries and stretch what is considered acceptable dressing in public. At a time where celebrities usually play it straight and predictable, she’s like a jolt electricity.  With a penchant for the avant garde, her fearless dress sense has the likes of Gaultier, McQueen and Mugler lining up to dress her so I was pleasantly surprised to see her wearing something by the less well known Maria Francesca Pepe. With the sort of star power Gaga has, it’s great that she’s supporting lesser known designers. 

Here are some images from the Autumn/Winter 2011 press day. I loved the collection for it’s jagged, hard pieces. I’m looking forward to seeing Gaga rocking more MFP.


Maria Francesca Pepe Autumn/Winter 2011

2 Apr
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.