Fashion: 5 Ways To Wear: British

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Best of British is replacing Cool Britannia as the catchphrase on everybodys' lips. Not only are home-grown designers riding high on the catwalks, they are making their voices heard on the high street too. Hussein Chalayan and Sherald Lamden are the latest big names to put their talents into creating affordable clothes. So, coming soon to a shop near you ...

Clockwise from top left: grey-double breasted coat, pounds 190, by Clements Ribeiro for Dorothy Perkins, 184 Oxford Street, London W1 and selected stores nationwide (enquiries: 0171 291 2706). Black bobble hat with embroidery, pounds 117, black vest, pounds 134, bird necklace, pounds 68, all by Audrey Ang, from Tokio, 309 Brompton Road, London SW3 (enquiries: 0171 823 7310). Black zip side- knitted jumper, pounds 64.95, grey ruche-sided skirt, pounds 64.95, both by Karen Millen, available nationwide (enquiries: 01622 664032). Black circle print vest, pounds 45, by Hussein Chalayan for TS Design at Top Shop, 214 Oxford Street, London W1 (enquiries: 0171 291 2706). Black sleeveless T-shirt, pounds 35, white long-sleeved T-shirt, pounds 45, both by Sherald Lamden for TS Design at Top Shop, as before; long black skirt, pounds 65, from Jigsaw, available nationwide (enquiries: 0171 491 4484); black Mary Jane shoes, pounds 49.99, by Office, 55 South Molton Street, London W1 (enquiries: 0181 838 4447)