After working with Alexander McQueen for 14 years, Sarah Burton took the creative reigns of the iconic fashion house following the designers tragic passing. She has subtly shifted the houses aesthetic while keeping the spirit of McQueen’s vision alive.
Burton, originally from Manchester moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins. In 1996 on she completed a placement year with Alexander McQueen, four years later in 2000, she was named the head of womenswear design after only two years at the house. She now oversees the creative direction for all branches of the McQueen label: women’s ready – to – wear, men’s ready – to – wear and contemporary McQ.
April 2011, Burton received international recognition for the design the wedding dress of HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton to HRH Prince William.
Burton has been awarded the Order of the British Empire, the Walpole Award for British Luxury Design Talent, Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year Award, and Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.