In 2010 Dr Maggie Semple, OBE set-up Semple, a bespoke women’s fashion brand established to empower likeminded women through made to measure garments, networking events, and the Semple Edit.
Maggie serves on a range of Boards. She is a Non-Executive Director of Phoenix Group plc, Jamaica National Bank UK Ltd, member of University of Cambridge HR Committee and member of King’s Counsel Selection Panel. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. Maggie also leads the Black British Voices Project in partnership with the University of Cambridge. She is the co-author of My Little Black Book published in October 2021.
Maggie is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878, is cited in International Who’s Who and was awarded an OBE in 2001. In June 2022, Maggie became an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple Inn.
As Semple's Creative Director, Dulcie works with clients to help them feel confident with colour and celebrate their bodies. She celebrates the fact that she thinks outside the box and encourages people to be true to their values and break away from stereotypes. In Dulcie's experience, some added colour goes a lot further and helps to read in-between the lines.
Dulcie studied at Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication and has since taken on a number of working roles in the creative field. Today she oversees the design of Semple garments and the company marketing, collaborating her skills in fashion and art.
After gaining a BA Hons in Fashion Design and Tailoring in Copenhagen, Lisbet moved to London for a two week assignment in 1990. Little did she know that she would meet her husband here and start a family in England years later!
Since moving to London she has been creating bespoke garments in the best wools and delicate fabrics like silk chiffon and lace, both for her own clients and in some of the most well known fashion ateliers in London. Lisbet has extensive experience in creating your dream dress from start to finish using the haute couture methods with exquisite finishes and attention to detail.
Suman discovered her talent for pattern cutting when she studied at London College of Fashion, graduating in Womenswear pattern cutting and design. She is heavily influenced by Japanese designers and their fashion styles. One of her favourite projects to work on was creating a bespoke Alice Temperley wedding dress with beautiful French lace, silks and intricate beading.
In her spare time, you’ll find Suman visiting new coffee shops or researching her next holiday food hot spots!