Designer Matt Bernson, known for his attention to detail and a refined, downtown aesthetic, launched his eponymous collection in a design studio in Tribeca more than eight years ago with a small collection of handmade sandals. Drawing inspiration from a trip to India, Bernson came to appreciate the use of handcrafted materials on original constructions, resulting in designs that are simple and rustic with a strong emphasis on comfort. He has a love of craftsmanship and appreciates the labor required to construct quality product. With his own factory in Brazil, Bernson had access to some of the best materials and tanneries, allowing him to keep things uncomplicated yet luxe. This was where quality and construction became the cornerstone and prime focus of his designs.