Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Fashion hailed in New Year's Honours list

The founders of Matchesfashion, Ruth Chapman and Tom Chapman, have been awarded OBEs in the New Year’s Honours list for their services to the international fashion industry.

The list, which was unveiled last week, also includes Christopher Nieper, the managing director of  womenswear brand and manufacturer David Nieper. He was granted an OBE for services to UK manufacturing and to apprenticeship development.

Camilla Lowther, founder of creative management agency CLM, was recognised for her services to British fashion and to photography. 

Meanwhile, fashion designer and television presenter Gok Wan (Kowkhyn Wan) was awarded an MBE for his services to fashion and to social awareness. 

Tom and Ruth Chapman said: “We are delighted to accept these awards on behalf of the many extraordinary individuals we were lucky enough to work with while founding and leading Matchesfashion. 

“It brings immense pride to have been at the forefront of the changing face of retail, from the humble beginnings of one brick-and-mortar store to one of the foremost global luxury ecommerce businesses, flying the flag for Great Britain in more than 170 countries.

“Throughout the growth of Matchesfashion, we have had the privilege of working with many of Britain’s most talented emerging fashion designers. The success of the business wouldn’t have been possible without them and it’s wonderful to be acknowledged for the work Matches Fashion continues to do in championing new and emerging fashion talent around the world.

“We look forward to watching the business continue to thrive, inspire and delight its customers and lead the way for innovation under its new leadership.”

 

 

 

 

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.