Label: Me & May
Designers: Melissa Knorr and Mathilde Feuillet
Year of foundation: 2011
The story of Me & May
Melissa Knorr and Mathilde Feuillet got to know each other during their studies. Mathilde studied at the Esmod in Munich. Melissa is a qualified seamstress and has deepened her craft at the “Meisterschule für Mode” in the cut section. The two founded the label actually at random. They sewed what they liked and then organized a small celebration on the occasion of their first collection. Two months later, they were sold out. This was the starting signal for there label, which they named after the initial letters of her names. Me & May. The Y? This stands for the unpretentious and simple.
Meanwhile the two have a studio with retail shop in Munich-Sendling. There, the design duo develops the cuts and prepares everything for the last steps. Because the two collections can not be sewn by themselves because of the high demand for a long time. They are supported by a small sewing workshop in Poland. Because fair production and short transport distances are an integral part of the Me & May philosophy.
Me & May in three words: Harmony – Personality – Creativity
What immediately catches the attention of the collections: the fabrics that are without exception from European manufacturers and the refined prints. Many of their fabrics, such as the beautifully woven blue-and-white jacquard fabric they have made to a kimono jacket, come from Mathilde’s home country France. The influence of the French woman is also not to be overlooked, because the collections have a lot of French chic. Coupled with the German accuracy of Melissa – a real Dreamteam. But in London, too, the Me & May duo find something, e.g. at Liberty. Here old English fabrics are put on again. The two designers process typical English Milleufleur-Prints & Co. with their modern cuts to an exciting mix of old and new.
The Me & May philosophy
On what the two place value: soft flowing fabrics. Because only this makes fashion to favorite pieces and give women the opportunity to show their female side. The Me & May credo is: feminine, everyday cuts with the certain something
Feminine Favorite Pieces with Twist – Made in Europe
And so transparent silk blouses get a small border. Skirts are made with silver glittery rubber bands to comfortably elegant Everyday Darlings. Blouses with a feminine submarine neckline are lined with jersey cuffs and sweat bombers will be the relaxed blazer alternative thanks to refined finishes. The loving prints at Me & May are also eye-catching. Tame flamingos and wild tigers can be found among all sorts of jungle green on a casual jumpsuit. Countless XS lipsticks adorn a classic blouse. Sustainability is boring? Me & May definitely prove the opposite. Good to know: their clothes wear floral names from the beginning
In the summer collection 2018 Me & May start with a knit collection from certified cotton. By the way, the current collection is still to be felt, tried, bought and sold together with wonderful other Slow products at the Me & May Popup store until the end of October 2017. You can find my post here.
More about the label and the online shop: here