Nubian Skin is pleased to announce that the brand’s Founder and Director, Ade Hassan, has been named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list to receive an MBE for services to fashion. The Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements and contributions of a wide range of extraordinary people across various industries in the UK.
The award was made in recognition of Ade’s commitment to her mission to redefine nude through her brand Nubian Skin, and the impact she has consequently made on the fashion industry. On the honour, Ade said: “I really am so humbled and incredibly grateful to be receiving this. It’s not something I could ever have imagined.”
Frustrated by the lack of diversity in nude lingerie and hosiery, she decided to create something she was unable to find. After years of development, Ade launched Nubian Skin in late 2014 and being the first to market with the concept, the brand launched with astounding support from women all over the world. Ade has continued to develop the brand with successful additional lines added alongside the original nude lingerie and hosiery. Despite its modest size, Nubian Skin has had an out-sized impact on the fashion industry, with more and more brands realising the importance of a more inclusive definition of the term ‘nude’.
Speaking about this award, Ade said: “As the owner of a small, independent brand it is an incredible validation of my goal of ‘Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour’ to be included in the Honours List. I feel so fortunate and am very grateful for all the people who have supported my vision and Nubian Skin and made it what is today.”