Our brand story begins with our Designer and CEO. A true tastemaker, Matthew Campbell Laurenza blends experiences and cultures to produce unique and distinctive designs, drawing inspiration from his extensive travels around the globe and his background in sculpture, jewelry and architecture.
The brand story evolved rapidly when the M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza women’s collection launched at Bergdorf Goodman in 2007 to commercial and critical acclaim. It was soon picked up by industry heavyweights like Neiman Marcus in the U.S., Harrods in London and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. Today, the brand is sold in over 100 retailers in 36 markets and is a perennial favorite in the world’s fashion capitals, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo.
Building on the success of the jewelry line, Laurenza brought his signature ‘conversation-starter’ aesthetics to handbags, a men’s line and costume jewelry. From luscious jewels and luxury handbags, to one-of-a-kind home décor and lifestyle pieces, Matthew has always made an impact with his designs because he knows exactly who he is designing for:
I envision the M.C.L woman to be fashion forward, confident, poised. She has an eclectic wardrobe, wears her clothes with a distinct individuality and has the confidence to experiment and accessorize with flair.
The M.C.L Signature Style
Matthew gathers his creative inspiration from a number of eras. Ranging from classic Chinese antiquities to elaborate Renaissance motifs, and eclectic Art Deco style to grand Gothic sculptures, Matthew’s fascination with the arts infuses his creativity. He uses these strong influences and blends them with modern and quirky nuances to develop opulent M.C.L designs.
To discover and perfect his signature style, Matthew spends a great deal of time exploring Asia and Europe. During his travels he learns about different cultures and their approaches to design, color and sculpture. Matthew is captivated by the use of vibrant colors throughout Asia and applies similar bold contrasting tones to his pieces – a creative trademark that he continues to use today. Jeweled M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza pieces are individually hand-set with a kaleidoscope of gems, while handbags showcase intricate coloring patterns using unique embroidered fabrics.
Taking an exuberant and artful approach to design, Matthew creates styles with an elegant and sophisticated spirit, which is exclusive to the M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza brand.
Today, M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza stands for vibrancy, eclecticism and refined tastes, mixed with a healthy dose of fun. We aim to please and delight our customers. We believe the best way to do that is to listen, talk and share. As Matthew explains, our brand story is a collaboration, a conversation, an exploration of the unity between style and identity:
I believe every piece of M.C.L jewelry conveys a dialogue about the wearer’s spirit. The M.C.L woman comes to us to open that dialogue and express herself.
The team at M.C.L is constantly exploring new ways to delight our customers, while continually listening, evolving and branching out. So really, we are heading in the same direction we always have been...