SARAH BURTON HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE TRAILBLAZER FOR THE FASHION AWARDS

The creative director of Alexander McQueen Sarah Burton will be honored as an industry trailblazer at the Fashion Awards on 2 December. The special-recognition accolade, which saw Kim Jones as its inaugural recipient in 2018, celebrates the game-changers driving fashion forward through groundbreaking innovations and unparalleled craftsmanship. Burton couldn’t be a more fitting recipient.

 

Interview with Sarah Burton, fashion feature on Alexander McQueen. Model wears cape embroidered with silk fringing, model standing alone on a sandy beach, looking down. Photo: Anton Corbijn.

 

Known for her limitless imagination, affinity with nature and excellent resourcefulness, Burton is one of fashion’s workhorses, who come alive in the studio but shy away from publicity. After joining the house as a Central Saint Martins student on work placement in 1996 and succeeding Lee McQueen at the helm in 2010, Burton’s name was catapulted into the mainstream in 2011 when Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a custom Alexander McQueen gown.

 

 

Culled from Vogue.

Abiodun Odusola
abiodunodusola@ymail.com

Creative Writer. Nature's Muse.

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