Design Process

Design Process

All garments are designed in London, England and developed with skilled and experienced pattern cutters. The garments are then developed directly with the garment makers by the designer to ensure all aspects of the garment are considered. All fabric is selected during meetings held directly with the Mills in Italy and Japan. We only work with the best quality weavers to create fabrics that are perfect for our collections.

Inspiration

MEHM collections are inspired by our collaborators. ‘As a menswear designer, I realised that I spent most of my time with the mills and makers of my collections; talking about the specialist properties of their fabrics, the unique techniques specific to the craftsmen of a certain atelier. These are things that have always interested me. It seemed only natural that I should share these stories with others.’ Mehmet Ali, Founder. Each season’s inspiration centre’s around a new story; we’re always looking for new and interesting ideas, whether technologically innovative or beautifully crafted.

Functionality

Functionality

As part of the MEHM collection philosophy, we like to consider the use of the garment throughout the design and development process. We choose fabrics that have specific functional properties and design our garments with a specific use in mind. For example, our ‘tropical wool’ tailoring is designed to be light weight, crease-resistant and easy to travel in. Our ‘Bonded and Breathable’ outerwear is made with a unique membrane boned fabric that is both completely water repellent and also 100% breathable.

Fabrics

Fabrics

We only work with the best and most suitable fabrics for our garments. Whether it be a Biella region Italian wool, a Japanese antique shuttle loom cotton, or a technologically advanced water repellent nylon, we will share the details and origins of all of our fabrics with you.

Garment Makers

Garment Makers

We believe it’s important to know where your garment is made. We explain each unique story on every garment whether it is the origin or make of the fabric, or the specialist technique that has been used. The transparency of the process is what makes our product 'Honestly Made' and our garment makers are at the heart of this. 

Labels and Tags

Each MEHM garment has a story and a reason for being. From fabric selection, to design and development, the process is summarised on our Labels and Swing-tags. They will include all information relevant to the garment including where the fabric is made, where the garment is made and any specialist finish or property held by the garment.