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Fashion: Top 10 Hot Designers in Britain Today

Written by Sabah Karimi

Even though London is the hotspot for UK fashion designers, you can find plenty of talent beyond the capital city. British fashion designers are making waves around the globe with their fashion-forward collections, punk-inspired trends, and couture apparel that continues to be the highlight of fashion week the world over. If you're heading to Britain for a fashion tour or just want to see some of the works of famous designers, be sure to add a few of the hottest designer names and labels to your watch list.

Here are ten of Britain's hottest fashion designers:

1. Vivienne Westwood

Otherwise known as the "Queen of Punk," this designer is famous for the wild, punk collections and has multiple retail outlets throughout Great Britain.

2. Christopher Kane

This Scottish designer is based in London and he's famous for his bright, eye-catching, and vivid creations for the younger generation. He brings a fresh, modern and creative twist to the fashion world and continues to be a top choice for many young trendsetters.

3. Paul Smith

Considered to be the king of menswear collections, Paul Smith earned the 2011 British Fashion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion and is most famous for his unique patterned shirts.

4. Stella McCartney

Considered to be one of the most versatile fashion designers in Britain, Stella McCartney is most famous for sportswear collections and beautiful beach wear. If you're looking for some stylish but comfortable clothing, be sure to look for this designer's collection this season.

5. Christopher Baily

Originally from West Yorkshire, this fashion designer is the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry and has won several fashion designer awards throughout his career. His name is synonymous with clean lines and classic designs.

6. Matthew Williamson

Famous for his ethereal collections made with bright fabrics and Eastern-inspired designs, this designer won the Red Carpet Designer of the Year Award at the 2008 British Fashion Awards. His work now includes both menswear and women's collections.

7. Stephen Jones

Famous for his traffic-stopping hats and dramatic accessories, Stephen Jones earned his claim to fame in the 1980s and is still a popular designer among celebrities around the globe.

8. Philip Treacy

Another British fashion designer famous for his head-turning hats, Philip Treacy creates sculpture-like accessories for weddings and special occasions.

9. Phoebe Philo

Formerly serving as Stella McCartney's assistant, Phoebe Philo is now the Creative Director at Céline and earned the British Fashion Designer of the Year award in 2010.

10. Nicholas Kirkwood

Manolo lovers have had their eyes on this designer for a while now, a younger rival in the designer heels arena. Kirkwood is famous for his fashion forward designs and art-inspired collections.

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