PIERRE MERRIAUX

P. is a Parisian street artist. It is called Pierre Merriaux with 2 R and its logo with 3 P. He roams every night the Parisian bitumen, seizes objects, walls, cobblestones or mirrors and marks its print in a few minutes with colored painting bombs. Today, his works awaken the world of street art in Paris. His works unfold an intriguing suite of repetitive motifs combining curves and organic forms straight inspired by the world of biology. His drawings use primary colors that burst in the street in the light of day.

ME.LAND is a craftsmen shoe brand. Inspired from good boys with a rebel heart. It offers an unusual mix of inspirations, materials and colours with a great attention to details. It emerges a daily behaviour. A way to make one’s own route. The philosophy of this adventure is quite simple : Stay wise ? Follow the rules ? Why not. Provided that there is no way, one can erase his own character !

The meeting of the brand and the artist was obvious.

It allows to combine the obsession of gesture, matter and beauty on the same object.

Pierre Merriaux will use hand-made tattoo inks to hand-paint each shoe with a marker and a practised gesture. A contemporary way to reinvent the patina technique ! Finalized by a natural wax polish made by hand for an exceptional long lasting item.

An astonishing result, an object of art to wear every day, a unique work numbered and signed by the artist on each pair.

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THOMAS V.

Thomas V is a artist and jeweler carftsman. He has launched his eponymous ThomasV brand for several years. Both simple and elegant yet simultaneously enigmatic, the creator has entered into a thought-provoking universe with his work. Transcending merely abstract forms, Thomas.V seeks to transmit his sensory relationship with the raw materials through his pieces. “There are no rules. I draw inspiration from images, sounds, animals, even dreams. I transform the core idea to eliminate the superfluous features, ensuring the jewel is as simple, clean and refined as possible.”

ME.LAND is a craftsmen shoe brand. Inspired from good boys with a rebel heart. It offers an unusual mix of inspirations, materials and colours with a great attention to details. It emerges a daily behaviour. A way to make one’s own route. The philosophy of this adventure is quite simple : Stay wise ? Follow the rules ? Why not. Provided that there is no way, one can erase his own character !

The meeting of the two designers was obvious.

It allows to combine the attention to detail, gesture and meaning on the same object.

ThomasV imagined with ME.LAND a protective compass shoe. Each shoe features a Saint Christopher medal, the patron of travelers and a key of the winds to save us and guide us. A much needed metaphor in our daily lives.

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MARIE DE LIGNEROLLES

Designer, illustrator and colorist. Marie de Lignerolles has been trained at Olivier de Serres texil design school, and to Design at ENSCI in Paris. After her graduation, she was appointed by the creation studio of BHV & Galeries Lafayette to work on furnitures, tablewear and lamps. She then joined Hermes for the design of the special orders. In 2007 she decided to work as a freelancer and halp client such as Monoprix or Hermes, but also more confidential project such as ME.LAND, Atelier Sauvage or Atimon on their artwork creation. She also teaches colours to young designers. Marie made an exclusif artwork for ME.LAND to express our values and put up together the AW18 look book. The color is our common bias.

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GERALD KURDIAN

Gerald Kurdian, musician, performer and photographer, has studied visual arts at l’Ensapc before joinjing the contemporary dance company Ex.e.r.ce under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. Since then, he realsed an album – This is the hello monster!, Icosaèdre -, makes oblique concerts – Royal Gala (2005), 1999 (2009), 18 Chansons (2010), My first club- song ever (2011), The Magic of Spectacular Theater (2012), La Solidité des choses (2014), Les Îles Artificielles (2015), Hot Bodies – Stand up (2018) – researching playfull synergies inbetween electronic music and performances with the obsession of a documentary vision. He does so during live performances (Crossing the Line – New York, Le Centquatre – Paris, Festival des Inaccoutumés – Paris, etc), contemporary art places (Centre Pompidou – Metz, Fondation Cartier, etc) or independants music spots (Musiques Volantes, 6par4, etc). In 2017, he started a trans-disciplinary reseach project arround sexual revolutions – HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE! – and organise parties – A QUEER BALL FOR HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE! – to honour all LGBTQIEA+ minorities as well as all the ones who support and love them. He currently works on his new album under the name of TRK_X. Gerald accepted to photography the ME.LAND first collection over colorfull backgrounds and bring his own poetic and strange universe into ours.

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CHLOE ROBINEAU

Chloé Robineau aka ROBI approches film realization at least as much by necessity than by curiosity. It is a continuity of her vision, of her music creation. This medium is her laboratory of an inherent demand. Today, she puts her work of video maker supporting other artists accepting to confront her vision to other approaches, other forms and obsessions. Chloé has put into images the first ME.LAND collection filming Montmartre good boys with rebel harts on their everyday life. She succeeded in making Paris a place of shared fun and make our colorfull collection an evidence.

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JEF OUEST

Jef Ouest gave us his music expertise to create a unique sound track SUPERSTAR to support ME.LAND. This soundtrack is  wrapping the images made by Chloé Robineau who have been filming Montmartre good boys with a rebel hart all day long for the first ME.LAND collection. His voice, his phrasing, his tunes make him recognisable immediately. Jef Ouest (ex La Casa) is a man of his era. His poetry goes directly into your hart without being spouted nor confused. After his first EP, released in 2017 and more than 40 concerts, Jef Ouest comes back with a new song «Populaire» produced by Camille Ballon and put into images by Choé Robineau. Double listening and double vision, this song with a catchy name is an artistic change.

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GILLES CRAMPES

Gilles Crampes has participated on the first campaign shooting for ME.LAND. He really has taken the hit on the light, colors and body expressions to enhance our first collection. Gilles Crampes is a photographer specialised in in-depth sociological and ethnological reports. He has alternated international reporting, assignments and personal projects since 1994. His reports have been published in international press such as Newsweek, National Geographic France, Géo, The Independent, Le Monde, Grands Reportage etc. Following from his international reporting where he illustrated Paris on the most curious ways –a 7 year work dedicated to Pigaelle, Paris seen from heights of historical buildings…-, Gilles Crampes is currently concentrating on the different peoples living in Paris who originally emigrated from all over the world. His purpose here is to illustrate the cultural richness that has ensued, but also to study the preservation of these exiled cultures in Paris focusing upon their secular, spiritual or religious aspects. This project is part of a personal work, with great series calling for reflection on the notion of travelling, that he has been developping for more than ten years. After Transient States –a series addressing consumerism in travels and images- Waterfront –paying homage to the first great maritime explorers and the local population encountered- Paris Célébrations is a series offering travel in reverse where peoples and cultures from all the continents inetwine in Paris, creating a World within a City. The project grew into a book published by Magellan & Company in November 2016.

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