Maria Lepe, was born in Los Angeles California. Later on Maria moved back to Mexico where her grandmother acquainted her to the art of making clothes. Inspired by the glamour of her favorite dolls, Maria Lepe got bitten by the fashion bug at a very early on. Few years later Maria Lepe moved to South Florida to pursue her passion for fashion as she graduated Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. This is where her adventure begins. Winning the best gown collection of her class, she decided to move to New York and attended the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. Lepe’s couture talent and great fashion sense helped her land an internship with internationally known designer Vera Wang. After graduation Maria worked closely with Rosita Hurtado where she perfected her detail techniques and developed her signature style. Maria took some time off and traveled on an adventurous trip through France and Italy and got inspired to launch her label which she called it Lepe in honor of her grandparents last name; being the only girl in the family she wanted the name to live on.
Maria’s vision for Lepe is a fusion of elegance, fun and sex appeal. Inspired by lush colors and fine fabrics, her garments make a woman feel confident and apart from the rest. Lepe has been featured in editorials in magazines such as Chaos, Mode Lifestyle Magazine, Gente Miami, Huf, El Caribe, Artemis Allure Models Magazine, Mujer Magazine, Allezom Magazine and Atmosphere Magazine just to name few. Newspaper editors from New Echos and Sun Sentinel have called her collections as “haute couture gowns”. Lepe’s apparel has been featured in 2010 and 2011 in the Miss Universe promotional with Miss Haiti, Miss Mexico, Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Colombia, Miss Nicaragua and Miss Uruguay. Her Latest work has been part of Camino a la Corona a production for Telemundo Network where she had the pleasure to design outfits for Miss Argentina 2015 Valeria Ferrer during Miss Universe.
Maria Lepe’s talent is obvious, but her sparkling personality is what makes her unique. So wait no more and join her imaginative journey of Lepe Fashion.