Famous British Fashion Designers

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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
(English Fashion Designer, Singer and Member of the Girl Group the ‘Spice Girls’)
Victoria Beckham
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Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Essex, England, United Kingdom

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.

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Alexander McQueen
(British Fashion Designer and Couturier)
Alexander McQueen
10
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.
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Stella McCartney
(Fashion Designer)
Stella McCartney
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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.
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Guccio Gucci
(Italian Businessman)
Guccio Gucci
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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.
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Dame Vivienne Westwood
(British fashion designer)
Dame Vivienne Westwood
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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.

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Tan France
(British-American Fashion Designer and Host of the Web Series ‘Dressing Funny’ and ‘Next In Fashion’)
Tan France
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Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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.
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Georgina Chapman
(Fashion Designer, Actress and Co-Founder of the Fashion Label ‘Marchesa’)
Georgina Chapman
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Birthdate: April 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: 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.
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Sadie Frost
(Actress and Fashion Designer Who Ran the Fashion Label 'Frost French')
Sadie Frost
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Birthdate: June 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

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.

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Georgia May Jagger
(Fashion Model and Designer)
Georgia May Jagger
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Birthdate: January 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: 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.

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Mary Quant
(Fashion Designer)
Mary Quant
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Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England
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Trinny Woodall
(TV Presenter)
Trinny Woodall
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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.
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Giles Deacon
(British Fashion Designer, Creative Director and Founder of ‘Giles Deacon Group’)
Giles Deacon
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Darlington, England, United Kingdom

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.

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Pearl Lowe
(Fashion and Textiles Designer)
Pearl Lowe
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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.

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Petra Stunt
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Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster
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Phoebe Philo
(Fashion designer)
Phoebe Philo
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Birthdate: January 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Kelly Hoppen
(interior designer, author)
Kelly Hoppen
3
Birthdate: 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Johannesburg
 17 
Ecco2K
(Singer)
Ecco2K
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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.

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Charlotte Ronson
(Fashion designer)
Charlotte Ronson
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Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
(Model, Fashion designer, Actor, Columnist, Television presenter, Glamor model)
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
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Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
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Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon
(Fashion Designer and Widely Acknowledged Innovator in Couture Styles)
Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon
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Birthdate: June 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 20, 1935
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Zandra Rhodes
(Designer)
Zandra Rhodes
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Birthdate: September 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chatham
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Charles Frederick Worth
(Fashion Designer)
Charles Frederick Worth
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Birthdate: October 13, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bourne
Died: March 10, 1895
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Diana Vickers
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Birthdate: July 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accrington, Lancashire, England
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Tamara Mellon
(Fashion designer)
Tamara Mellon
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Birthdate: July 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
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Savannah Miller
(Fashion designer)
Savannah Miller
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Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Sarah Burton
(Fashion designer)
Sarah Burton
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Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macclesfield, England
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Norman Hartnell
(Fashion designer)
Norman Hartnell
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Birthdate: June 12, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: June 8, 1979
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Katharine Hamnett
(Fashion designer)
Katharine Hamnett
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Birthdate: August 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gravesend
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Jasper Conran
(Fashion designer)
Jasper Conran
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Birthdate: December 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
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Ozwald Boateng
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Birthdate: February 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Muswell Hill
 31 
Bella Freud
(Fashion designer)
Bella Freud
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Birthdate: April 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
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Carole Hersee
(Costume designer)
Carole Hersee
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Birthdate: November 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Redhill
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Sandy Powell
(costume designer)
Sandy Powell
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Birthdate: April 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
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Hussein Chalayan
(Fashion Designer)
Hussein Chalayan
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Birthdate: August 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nicosia
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Ossie Clark
(Fashion Designer)
Ossie Clark
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Birthdate: June 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, England
Died: August 6, 1996
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Lady Melissa Percy
(Fashion designer, Tennis player)
Lady Melissa Percy
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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.

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Hardy Amies
(Fashion Designer)
Hardy Amies
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Birthdate: July 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 5, 2003
 38 
Gareth Pugh
(Fashion designer)
Gareth Pugh
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Birthdate: August 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland
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Edina Ronay
(Fashion designer)
Edina Ronay
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Birthdate: 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.

 40 
Gerald Holtom
(Artist, Designer)
Gerald Holtom
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Birthdate: January 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 18, 1985
 41 
Bruce Oldfield
(Fashion designer)
Bruce Oldfield
1
Birthdate: July 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
 42 
Jean Muir
(Fashion designer)
Jean Muir
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Birthdate: July 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 28, 1995
 43 
Duro Olowu
(Fashion designer best known for his innovative combinations of patterns and textiles that draw inspiration from his international background)
Duro Olowu
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Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Marit Allen
(Journalist)
Marit Allen
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Birthdate: September 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheshire, England
Died: November 26, 2007
 45 
Linda Bennett
(Fashion designer, Entrepreneur)
Linda Bennett
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Birthdate: September 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
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Thea Porter
(Artist)
Thea Porter
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Birthdate: December 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: July 24, 2000
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Pat McDonagh
(Fashion designer)
Pat McDonagh
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Birthdate: March 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harpurhey, Manchester, England
Died: May 31, 2014
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Rina Lipa
(British Model, Dancer and Sister of Singer Dua Lipa)
Rina Lipa
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Birthdate: May 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Rina Lipa is a British model and dancer. She is known as the sister of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa. Rina Lipa came into prominence in 2021, when she made her modeling debut at the GCDS Fall 2021 collection, which was part of the famous Milan Fashion Week. Prior to making her modeling debut, Lipa acted in commercials and took ballet lessons.

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