Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers Receives Order of the British Empire

Coach creative chief Stuart Vevers

On June 15, U.S. fashion brand Coach announced that Creative Director Stuart Vevers had been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The award recognizes Vevers for his “services to Fashion and UK/US Creative Relations.”

Commenting on the appointment, Vevers said, “I’m honored to receive this award from King Charles,” and continued, “The connection between my home country, adopted country and creative pursuits brings everything I’ve worked for – and that is important in my life—together.”


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Vevers is the first creative director of an American fashion house to be awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

His name will appear in the Birthday 2024 Honours List, approved by His Majesty King Charles III, and the award will be presented at a Royal Investiture scheduled for a later date.

Stuart Vevers is a fashion designer born at Yorkshire, England in 1973. He graduated from the University of Westminster in 1996 and began his career at Calvin Klein. He later held design positions at Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton.

In 2005 he moved to Mulberry, where he transformed leather goods into the brand’s signature bags as Creative Director. He was awarded the British Fashion Council’s Accessory Designer of the Year for his work in 2006.

He then became Creative Director of Loewe in July 2007, and on June 25, 2013, he was named Executive Creative Director of Coach. Vevers, who oversaw the launch of Coach’s first-ever ready-to-wear line, was named Accessories Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2017. In addition, he was named American Designer of the Year by the American Apparel & Footwear Association.

Also in 2021, he was awarded a Hall of Fame Design Excellence Award for the Coach Rogue Bag.