Here at The Rake, we pride ourselves on finding and presenting brands who represent the highest level of artisanal craft and style. We don't do 'fashion' per se, with all its bells and whistles and seasonal churn of marketing trends. The only trend we're interested in is timelessness, which by definition requires ingredients such as classicism, sustainability, and craftsmanship. Hence I got excited when it was announced that we would be launching Métier London, the luggage maker of founder and designer Melissa Morris. Launched in 2017 with a collection of handbags and luggage for men and women, Métier London pairs a passion for classic luxury designs with an obsession for elegant solutions to modern problems. Stubbornly uncompromising in both beauty and use, each piece is a masterwork of juxtapositions—light but lasting; beautiful but purpose-driven; fresh-faced but armed with the wisdom of the ages. In short, Métier London is one of the finest bag brands I've ever set eyes on.