Committing to Luxury with Materialbyproduct


Exquisite hand-stitching detailing of this incredibl feather-weight leather jacket from the Materialbyproduct collection ‘Clover’.

It is a common statement that a journey of a thousand smiles begins with a single step. I cannot say with certainty what my very first step on the path to luxury was, but I know what my latest has been, and it is all thanks to Materialbyproduct.

On Wednesday evening this week I drove myself to Manuka, and made my way to the cheekily named boutique Department of the Exterior. I was there to see a showing of the current collection from Materialbyproduct, entitled Clover, and to meet the designer and artisan behind the lable Susan Dimassi. Susan was kind enough to respond to several of my embarrassingly gushy comments on the Materialbyproduct instagram, and when I expressed a keen interest in the gorgeous new silk scarves from the Clover collection, invited me to pre-season showing at the Manuka boutique.


Materialbyproduct hand-sewn pouches trimmed in gorgeous silk ribbon, featuring prints from the ‘Clover’ collection.

It was a real pleasure to meet Susan, and Sally, the owner of Dexterior, and both were incredibly welcoming and so genuinely passionate about the Materialbyproduct label. The pieces on display in the store were breathtakingly beautiful and all but thrummed with the time and effort that had gone into executing each beautiful piece. When you see a Materialbyproduct garment in the flesh, you instantly know that you are beholding something different to anything you have ever seen in a store. Tailored to perfection with beautifully hand-sewn accents, the caliber of these pieces is truly a cut above. 
Luxury and luxury brands have fascinated me from a very young age, and I still remember the first time I ever heard of Materialbyproduct, in a feature article in a magazine whose name I have forgotten. The article discussed the unique manufacturing of Materialbyproduct garments, of Dimassi’s ethos and craftsmanship, and much more I am certain. I was entranced by the unique silhouettes of the garments, and I remember vividly wishing that one day I would be able to wear creations similar to those that I saw in the magazine.

Well, on Wednesday evening I made my dream a reality, and I purchased my very first piece of Materialbyproduct to call my very own.


Hand-made accessories from the ‘Clover’ collection by Materialbyproduct.

I don’t want to give too much away, because I want to leave it as a big surprise for when it arrives, but I can honestly say that I am so thrilled to have been able to add a piece of Materialbyproduct to my wardrobe, and I honestly feel like my personal journey towards a luxurious life is another step closer to actuality. Luxury is an aspiration, it is something that you have to strive towards (if you are not lucky enough to be born into a life where it is part and parcel), and for yours truly, it is a quest that has and will last a lifetime.
How about you? What was your latest step on the path to luxury? I’d love for you to share it with me in the comments section below.