Downham man designs dress for Nobel Laureate

May-Britt Moser with Matthew Hubble, a Downham designer
May-Britt Moser with Matthew Hubble, a Downham designer

A Downham designer’s stunning creation was worn by a Nobel Laureate winner as she picked up the award.

Matthew Hubble said it was surreal to see May-Britt Moser wearing his dress as she received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Mr Hubble, 38, gave up a job in civil engineering to follow his dream of setting up a fashion house based on science and engineering.

He celebrated Mrs Moser’s work in discovering cells which constitute a positioning system in the brain in his Grid Dress.

Mr Hubble said: “The Noble prize is the Oscars of the science world and I wanted to add glamour to that. I wanted to celebrate our scientists as we do our film stars.”

Mr Hubble emailed Mrs Moser, who is based in Norway, a picture of the dress and within hours received a response. The consultations and fittings were held over Skype.