After leaving school at the age of 15, Matthew started his eponymous label in 1989 in a studio on Sydney's Pitt Street.

Over the course of the next 25 years, he supplied up to 125 stories concurrently in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East, including local department stores David Jones and Myer.

Following the shuttering of the mainline business in late 2014, Matthew now divides his time between his homes in the Blue Mountains and Sydney.