I've been a big fan of Maria Francesca Pepe's jewellery for a while although up until now I've been operating under the assumption the line was unisex. I found nothing particularly feminine in my gothic animal skull necklace, spiked chains and ring with golden horn. Possibly the tubular bracelet erred on the womanly side but then with its minimal design I assumed anyone could pull it off. But apparently that was the women's collection and Maria has now launched a line specifically targeted at men. I got to see some of the pieces up close at the Hospital Club exhibition last weekend but I was so exhausted from standing in line for Pringle for 45 minutes (and then not getting to see the show anyway...) I didn't snap any pictures. So here we have the press pics - and I'm not complaining!
Just as dark and punk as the women's pieces, the men's collection is slightly chunkier and more rugged looking. Or is that just the model? Maria's jewellery is generally quite affordable (you can often find smaller pieces under or around the £100 mark) so I will surely be getting myself some of these. Not sure if I'll take up plier nipple-tweaking, though I'm happy to watch... See you all at The Hoist!