Since Alexander McQueen’s untimely death, the fate of the brand or who would be filling his shoes next was up in the air. There were rumors of an obvious Gareth Pugh stepping in the creative director role, but now all rumors are laid to rest and the creative director has been named. Sarah Burton, that the Telegraph calls his ‘right-hand’, was confirmed today as the creative director of the brand. Burton joined the brand in 1996 in her final year at Central St. Martins, later to be appointed head of women’s wear design in 2000. She is credited for finishing the AW 2011 collection.
“The creation of modern, beautifully-crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy,” Burton said.
I feel this will be a very good thing for the brand. She’ll probably bring fresh, new ideas and still representing McQueen at his best. The sheer beauty of the latest collection really shows that.