A Letter From Melissa Morris...

11 May 2020

This past February, we shared some exciting news that Métier was shortlisted as one of the finalists for the British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. A month later, we had the opportunity to present to an esteemed panel of judges, and almost immediately after, the global Covid-19 crisis began to spin out of control and we have been in lockdown since.

For the first time in the competition’s history, British Vogue announced today that the top prize will be shared between all six finalists. We are so grateful and honored to share the winning title with Halpern, David Koma, Charles Jeffrey, Alighieri and Rejina Pyo.

As Edward Enningful writes in the June issue of British Vogue, it is a time of extreme uncertainty, especially for smaller businesses. It is through community and unity then, that we can all continue to grow and come out of it stronger, together.

With this incredible nomination, and the opportunity to really slow down, myself and the Métier team have been working on some new exciting projects. We look forward to sharing with you our journey and hope that you will follow along.

Below, I would like to share some words by Olivia Singer for British Vogue.

"You wouldn't buy a luxury car if it didn't drive; you shouldn't buy a luxury bag if you can't carry it." So says Melissa Morris, who, in 2017, founded Métier–a range of leather goods rooted in perfectly engineered practicality. Marrying midcentury minimalism with modern, modular design, Morris was determined to prove that what you carry day-to-day needn't be "a tiny handbag or a giant, bottomless pit"–and her profoundly useful, meticulously crafted pieces are a case in point. Be it calfskin carryalls that conceal snap-out shoulder bags, or collapsible totes designed to slip inside roomy cabas numbers, her brand is an essential for anyone seeking resolute functionality in its most elegant form."

Download the full story here.

 

Model: Fran Summers

Photographer: Scott Trindle

Stylist: Jack Borkett

Hair: Eugene Souleiman

Make-Up: Vassilis Theotokis

Nails: Michelle Humphrey

Set Design: Thomas Bird