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-songwriter
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: London, England
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 Guccio Gucci

Guccio Gucci
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Famous As: Italian Businessman
Birthdate: March 26, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence
Died: January 2, 1953
Son of an Italian leather-goods maker, Guccio Gucci was initially reluctant to join his family business and worked in hotels instead. Changing his mind later, he opened the first Gucci shop in Florence in 1921. The year of his death, 1953, saw the opening of the first Gucci store abroad.

 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 Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England

British boxer Chris Eubank has been ranked the third-best super-middleweight boxer of all time in Britain. Initially raised in Jamaica, he later returned to Britain but lived amid poverty and battled drug and alcohol addiction, till he stepped into boxing, inspired by his elder brothers.

 9 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.

 10 Sadie Frost

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

The daughter of psychedelic artist David Vaughan, Sadie Frost began her career with commercials at age 3. Her childhood was spent battling eating disorders. She later appeared in films such as Empire State and Bram Stoker's Dracula. She is also an award-winning designer, with her very own fashion label, Frost French.

 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, England

 13 Georgia May Jagger

Georgia May Jagger
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West End of London West End, London, England

Born to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger was no stranger to the entertainment world in childhood. Now a popular model in her own right, she has promoted many brands such as Hudson Jeans and Louis Vuitton. She has also ventured into designing.

 14 Giles Deacon

Giles Deacon
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: March 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Darlington, England

Though he initially aspired to be a marine biologist, Giles Deacon later joined an art course, as he failed his chemistry A-level. Now a reputed designer, he owns his own fashion house, with clients such as Pippa Middleton. He has also experimented with his designs, launching work-from-anywhere capsule collections.

 15 Trinny Woodall

Trinny Woodall
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Fashion and makeover expert Trinny Woodall, founder of the makeup brand Trinny London, began her career as a marketing expert and then wrote fashion columns for The Daily Telegraph. She has co-hosted What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, has co-written several bestselling fashion books, and launched a sleepwear line.

 16 Pearl Lowe

Pearl Lowe
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England

Initially associated with indie bands such as Powder and Lodger, Pearl Lowe later launched her own self-titled textile and fashion brand. Her memoir, All That Glitters, talks about her destructive cocaine addiction, which earned her the nickname Dyson in her circle. She now works with the non-profit Action on Addiction.

 17 Phoebe Philo

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

 18 Petra Stunt

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

 19 Kelly Hoppen

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

 20 Zandra Rhodes

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

 21 Charlotte Ronson

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

 22 Ecco2K

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

Ecco2K is a British-Swedish model, singer, designer, and director. He is best known for his innovative and experimental songwriting. Ecco2K is also a successful entrepreneur, having launched his own product line called g'LOSS.

 23 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

 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 Diana Vickers

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

 28 Sarah Burton

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

 29 Savannah Miller

Savannah Miller
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 30 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

 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 Hussein Chalayan

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

 37 Sandy Powell

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

 38 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

 39 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

The daughter of British aristocrats Ralph Percy and Jane Richard, Lady Melissa Percy quit school at 14 to follow a career in tennis. After retiring at 21, she launched her fashion brand. She has grown up in the Alnwick Castle, which was featured as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

 40 Gareth Pugh

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

 41 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

 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 Edina Ronay

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

The daughter of renowned Hungarian food critic Egon Ronay, Edina Ronay started her career as an actor, with roles in series such as The Avengers and The Champions. Now a fashion designer, she has her own label. She is also known as the mother of English actor/writer Shebah Ronay.

 44 Bruce Oldfield

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

 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 Duro Olowu

Duro Olowu
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Famous As: Fashion designer best known for his innovative combinations of patterns and textiles that draw inspiration from his international background
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 47 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

 48 Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett
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Famous As: Fashion designer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 49 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

Humphrey Spender was an English painter, photographer, and designer best remembered for his commercial photography. Spender worked for popular publications like The Daily Mirror and Harper's Bazaar. With the advent of the Second World War, Humphrey Spender also served as an official war photographer and was associated with the Royal Army Service Corps.

 50 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