Phoebe Philo has quit as head designer of fashion house Chloe to spend more time with her family.

Philo had headed up the label for the past four years after taking over from Stella McCartney.

She has been lauded as one of the UK's best fashion figures and was named British designer of the year in 2004.

Philo said she was leaving to spend more time with her new baby.

Chloe, which belongs to Swiss luxury label Richemont, has not yet announced a successor.