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UK Designers to Look Out For

29 March 2018 | Alice Lindsell

There can be no doubt as to how important Britain is in the fashion world today. With London playing host to some of the most renowned design schools, exciting new brands, as well as rivalling New York with our runways and Paris with our street style - it would be no exaggeration to say we are at the top of our game. There is a lot to be said for investing in some home-grown talent right now, so we’ve compiled a list of the best and the brightest for you to take a look at.…

Alexander McQueen
The ultimate cult British label. Sarah Burton has taken the reigns with style and grace; creating bold, brilliantly tailored pieces and never failing to honour the brands founder with each awe-inspiring show presented at London Fashion Week. Dressing everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge to Sarah Jessica Parker, there is no doubting the popularity of this brand.

ALEXACHUNG
A standout newcomer, one which the fashion world had been eagerly awaiting and finally emerged in May last year. Featuring an eclectic collection of Chung’s fashion personas distilled into seasonal collections - you trawl this website for a cult tee and a petticoat skirt simultaneously. Oh, and don’t forget to leave without treating yourself to the accessories -  severed hands have never looked so chic.


Image Credit: ALEXACHUNG via instagram
 
Burberry
A nostalgically traditional brand that has the ability to effortlessly mix with the contemporary, and there is no better example of this than the chrome palette shown at LFW, in a bold show of support of the LGBTQIA community. There are exciting things to come as well, with new creative director Ricardo Tisci taking over after an impressive 13 years at Givenchy -  there is no danger of this brand stepping out of the spotlight anytime soon.
 
Stella McCartney
There has never been any doubt of the skill of this designer and her ability to forge her own brilliant reputation - away from the spotlight of her father - but in 2018 it is her ethics which are really making this brand stand out from the crowd. On a mission to make sure everything she creates is sustainable and cruelty-free, investing in a designer piece never felt so good.


Image Credit: Stella McCartney via instagram
 
Le Kilt
Be in no doubt – tartan is officially on trend. This Scottish brand has successfully managed to make knee-grazing length skirts cool again, and with spring proving to be a little chillier than normal, we’re loving the fact we can now step out in a skirt without risking hypothermia.
 
Hunza G
Now, this may be the UK, but it still remains essential to own at least one fantastic swimsuit for summer, even if it’s only outing is a brave morning at Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond. This East London brand has a brilliant range of bold colours and flattering cuts, with the amazing ability of transforming an insta snap from the Cornish coast to a beach in the Bahamas.  


Image Credit: Hunza G via instagram
 
Richard Quinn
This young designer literally cannot be stopped. After graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA and creating his namesake label in 2016, he has already managed to be the first to receive Her Majesty’s British Design Award, which the Queen presented at his most recent show. Printing bold patterns on to fine fabrics, any piece of Quinn’s label is guaranteed to significantly brighten up your wardrobe, not to mention your mood.

Mih Jeans
And to finish, the only element of your wardrobe that has the ability to be your best friend or your sworn enemy: jeans. But fear not, this on-trend British brand is here to save the day. Ranging in styles from skinny to flared, distressed to doodled and high rise to hip-hugging (and even branching out into other clothes too) – you are guaranteed to find your perfect match.


Image Credit: Mih Jeans via instagram

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