Leah Chapman grew up as one of the three children of entrepreneurs Tom and Ruth Chapman, founders of Matches Fashion. The couple founded their now sold empire on one small shop launched during the 1990s in Wimbledon - hence the sporting name - and painstakingly built their business over 25 years into a global one, synonymous with fashion and luxury.
So naturally, Leah resolutely didn't want to go into the fashion business. Soon enough though, she could no longer ignore her fashion and entrepreneurship genes. Finding herself unable to find clothes she wanted to wear, she founded Issue Twelve, which took off immediately, not least for its hit "Ruth" jeans, named after her mother. Issue Twelve is a small, sustainable fashion label built on personal relationships with both fabric suppliers and customers, and while it's the opposite of wham bam trend-led fashion, it absolutely offers a blueprint for the future of considered shopping, and timeless style.