“I love form and function. Superfluous doesn’t make sense to me. A product has to perform otherwise it’s better not to have anything at all.”
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Melissa studied sculpture and business at Emory University in Atlanta before embarking on a career in the fashion industry where she worked for esteemed houses, from Armani to Helmut Lang. Yet, she always had her own idea of what luxury should be and what a brand could be: aspirational but relatable, timeless but of-the-moment. A product that’s indisputably beautiful but befits an urban lifestyle; an exquisite kind of utility.
“I love the story about Christian Dior, who famously refused to cut a dress in velvet for a client who was attending the opera. He said, ‘I can’t do that, you will be sitting, the fabric will get crushed.’ I love that. That is the difference; that’s what luxury is, it’s this real obsession about doing something so perfectly and thoughtfully."
From hand braided handles to the solid brass hardware, Métier is luxury that lasts– an investment for life, to be treasured for generations to come.
“Replacement and luxury were two ideas which never made sense together to me. Our clients build their collections over time rather than replace what they already have.”