Maria Francesca Pepe 's Fall/Winter 2011-2012 accessories are amulets. Objects of magical meaning and of inner strength. Elements of tribal cultures and remote ceremonials become avant-garde. Horns of ancient idols become alien cyber-punk presence.
The three headpieces -Idolo, Fauno, Toro- have been forged by hand in resin and carbon steel, then varnished in opalescent acrylics and hand studded with brass and Swarovski hexagonal studs, in the style of Medieval shields and helmets.
The punkish use of studs become glamorous and defines the contours of the body-conscious silhouette.