The house of Alexander McQueen is renowned for its conceptual designs, strong identity and unbridled creativity. As Creative Director of the brand, Sarah Burton produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by uncompromising craftsmanship and unparalleled vision. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. The house’s contemporary line McQ is an important contributor to overall business.
Suddenly passed away in February 2010, the founder Lee Alexander McQueen was one of the greatest fashion designers of his generation, with his sometimes provocative genius. His catwalk shows were real taught-provoking, energetic and moving performances.
With the appointment of Sarah Burton as Lee McQueen’s successor in May 2010, the brand carries on the tradition of his visionary and avant-garde designs.
Sarah Burton is British born, she grew up and educated in Manchester and studied fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London graduating in 1997. She joined Alexander McQueen in 1996, working in the design studio with Lee. She has been appointed Head of Design – Women’s wear in 2000. As Creative Director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton supervises the creative direction of all the collections across the brand.