Tag Archives: Sarah Burton

Alexander McQueen S/S 11 Sneak Preview

Feathers galore


Basket-woven hair


Sarah Burton creates quintessential McQueen for her first full line after her Resort debut. Can’t wait for the show.



More Alexander McQueen

More from Sarah Burton’s Resort Collection for McQueen. Absolutely brilliant. I wish I could see the design process. The leathers, the silks, the lace, all of it. This makes me want to pursue and increase my knowledge not only of the apparel industry, but to practice the craft. The intricate details and sheer beauty of everything from fabrics to silhouettes intrigues me. I’m glad Sarah Burton is continuing Mr. McQueen’s craft and genius.


Alexander McQueen Cruise 2011

Immaculate detail, design, and tailoring are three adjectives I would use to describe Sarah Burton’s premiere line for McQueen. Absolutely stunning and I’m glad that the label will still be a work of art.

Inspired by Hans Bellmer’s dolls and samurai warriors, Burton said she wanted tojuxtapose the pale and the delicate with the bold and armorial. It’s about a highly structured torso that gives way to a more fluid silhouette or drop waists that lead to a finned trouser or skirt.”

The entire cruise collection is so on point and acute that I definitely have faith in Burton’s work. She stays true to the late designer’s vision and attention to detail, it’s truly amazing. I love it and can’t wait for a Spring line later in the Fall. From the raffia and lace to the fiery chiffon, this line is one of my favorites this Resort/Cruise season.


Alexander McQueen’s New Creative Director

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.