Famous British Fashion Designers

For nothing, UK is referred to as one of the fashion capitals of the world. It has been amongst the leading producers of world’s most influential fashion designers who have redefined the world of fashion with their innovative concept, tailor-made outfits and unique couture. Their extraordinary contributions have changed the face of British fashion considerably. Did you know that though Paris is the fashion capital of the world, world’s first ever couturier was a British? Charles Frederick Worth, born in England, served as the favoured designer in the courts of Napoleon III. Over the years, Britain has served as the base for numerous fashion designers who have wowed people with their interesting concepts and avant-garde styles. Be it Mary Quant’s cool and modern cutting-edge designs that were break-free from the traditional look or Vivienne Westwood’s punk fashion movement of the 70s, Alexander McQueen’s non-conformist creations or Hussein Chalayan’s experimental designs, British designers have time and again proved their worth on ramps and wardrobes. And then we have Christopher Bailey, the man behind Burberry’s magnanimous outburst in the world of fashion. When Bailey took the creative reigns of the company in 2001, little did anyone know of his plan! He transformed Burberry’ to become the most-sought after fashion brands. He modernized the designs but at the same time retained the quintessential British feel. Go through this section to know about famous British fashion designers, their life and career.

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 1 Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham.
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Famous As: Singer, Businesswoman, Model, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harlow, Essex, England

An internationally recognized fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham is widely regarded as one of the most powerful women in the UK. She was appointed an OBE for services to the fashion industry in the 2017 New Year Honours. Also a popular singer, she was part of the best-selling female group of all time, Spice Girls.

 2 Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen.
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: March 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 11, 2010
Designer Alexander McQueen had won four British Designer of the Year awards and one CFDA International Designer of the Year award. He began his career designing for Givenchy and later formed his own label. The openly gay and HIV positive designer committed suicide in 2010, shortly after his mother’s death.

 3 Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lambeth
Fashion designer Stella McCartney is the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney. An avid animal rights activist, she uses cruelty-free fabrics in her designs. She was the creative director for Britain at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. She has also won honors such as the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year.

 4 Sade Adu

Sade Adu.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian-British singer Helen Folasade Adu, or Sade Adu, often blends Afro-Cuban tunes with soul and smooth jazz in her music. The Grammy Award winner had initially studied fashion designing and been a model. The founder of the band Sade, she has released iconic tracks such as No Ordinary Love.

 5 Tan France

Tan France.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Doncaster, England
British-Pakistani-American fashion designer Tanveer Wasim France, or Tan France, broke barriers by becoming one of the first openly gay South Asian and Muslim men on American TV. He soared to fame with shows such as Queer Eye, Dressing Funny, and Next In Fashion. He has also released a memoir.

 6 Dame Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood.
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Famous As: British fashion designer
Birthdate: April 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tintwistle

British fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, is credited for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. She attended a course on jewelry at the University of Westminster but left before graduating. She worked as a teacher for a while before turning to fashion designing. She eventually opened four boutiques in London.

 7 Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
British-American actress Mischa Barton rose to fame with Lawn Dogs (1997) starring opposite renowned actor Sam Rockwell. She received two Teen Choice Awards for playing Marissa Cooper in the Fox television series The O.C. her other works include Notting Hill, The Sixth Sense and Pups. She is also an ambassador for Save the Children and the One Water campaign.
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 8 Georgina Chapman

Georgina Chapman.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Actor and designer Georgina Chapman co-founded the women’s fashion brand Marchesa, along with Keren Craig. Chapman was previously married to producer Harvey Weinstein but left him amidst multiple sexual abuse allegations against him in 2017. She has hosted shows such as Project Runway: All Stars and designed for red-carpet events.

 9 Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Privett, Hampshire, England

Alexa Chung began as a model and then graduated to fashion journalism. She has been an editor for British Vogue and has also written the book It. She owns a fashion brand and has been a host on shows such as Frock Me, Popworld, and It's On with Alexa Chung.

 10 Sadie Frost

Sadie Frost
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 11 John Galliano

John Galliano.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: November 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gibraltar

 12 Mary Quant

Mary Quant.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London

 13 Giles Deacon

Giles Deacon.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: January 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Darlington

 14 Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins.
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Romford, England

Reality star and entrepreneur Gemma Collins soared to fame with reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Dancing on Ice. She later launched her own reality franchise, Gemma Collins: Diva, and her own BBC podcast.

 15 Vanessa Angel

Vanessa Angel.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

Discovered by Eileen Ford, Vanessa Angel started modeling at age 14. She transitioned to movies with Spies Like Us and has since worked in several series such as Weird Science and movies such as Kingpin. She missed out on Lucy Lawless’s role in Xena: Warrior Princess due to an illness.

 16 Pearl Lowe

Pearl Lowe.
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Famous As: Singer, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 17 Phoebe Philo

Phoebe Philo
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: January 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

 18 Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen
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Famous As: interior designer, author
Birthdate: June 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Johannesburg

 19 Petra Stunt

Petra Stunt
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Famous As: model
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster

 20 Charlotte Ronson

Charlotte Ronson
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 21 Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
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Famous As: Model, Fashion designer, Actor, Columnist, Television presenter, Glamor model
Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London

 22 Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: September 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chatham

 23 Ecco2K

Ecco2K
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

 24 Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon

Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon
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Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: June 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: April 20, 1935

 25 Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: July 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

 26 Charles Frederick Worth

Charles Frederick Worth.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: October 13, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bourne
Died: March 10, 1895

 27 Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macclesfield, England

 28 Diana Vickers

Diana Vickers
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accrington, Lancashire, England

 29 Norman Hartnell

Norman Hartnell
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: June 12, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: June 8, 1979

 30 Loulou de la Falaise

Loulou de la Falaise
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Famous As: jeweller, model
Birthdate: May 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: November 5, 2011

 31 Jasper Conran

Jasper Conran
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: December 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London

 32 Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng
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Famous As: tailor
Birthdate: February 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Muswell Hill

 33 Katharine Hamnett

Katharine Hamnett
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: August 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gravesend

 34 Bella Freud

Bella Freud
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: April 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London

 35 Carole Hersee

Carole Hersee
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Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: November 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Redhill

 36 Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell
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Famous As: costume designer
Birthdate: April 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London

 37 Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: August 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nicosia

 38 Lady Melissa Percy

Lady Melissa Percy
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Famous As: Fashion designer, Tennis player
Birthdate: May 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United Kingdom

 39 Ossie Clark

Ossie Clark
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: June 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, England
Died: August 6, 1996

 40 Hardy Amies

Hardy Amies
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: July 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 5, 2003

 41 Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: August 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland

 42 Gerald Holtom

Gerald Holtom
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Famous As: Artist, Designer
Birthdate: January 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 18, 1985

 43 Bruce Oldfield

Bruce Oldfield
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: July 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

 44 Edina Ronay

Edina Ronay
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 45 Jean Muir

Jean Muir
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: July 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 28, 1995

 46 Marit Allen

Marit Allen
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheshire, England
Died: November 26, 2007

 47 Thea Porter

Thea Porter
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: July 24, 2000

 48 Humphrey Spender

Humphrey Spender
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 11, 2005

 49 Rina Lipa

Rina Lipa.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

 50 Lee Starkey

Lee Starkey
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Birthdate: November 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital