Men's footwear label Meandher offers versatile, trans-seasonal designs crafted from nubuck and suede leathers that exude modern luxury. Meandher was born in 2006 as designer Emily Cooper's response to her brother's search for well-made, smart shoes. Having already worked as an accessories designer for Australian labels Leona Edmiston and Nina Maya, Ms Cooper's awareness of quality has been further developed by her studies at the prestigious Ars Sutoria Institute in Milan where generations of footwear designers and pattern markers have been trained. Here, she takes time out to speak with us.
What is the concept behind Meandher?
I aim to provide great quality shoes for men with a relaxed attitude and sense of style. The idea came from my brother's neverending search for great men's shoes and my own passion for footwear.
What do you aim to offer men?
Our mantra is "gallant shoes for gallant men" and our vision is of quality. Ultimately we would like to provide men all over the world with great quality, comfortable footwear that looks good.
What shoe should every man own?
The 'Samson'. It's our founding style and remains our best seller. It's created from nubuck leather upper, giving it a worn aesthetic, with contrast lacing.