Sarah Burton grew up and was educated in Manchester before moving to London to study fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. On the recommendation of a tutor, Burton completed a placement year with Alexander McQueen in 1996, rejoining again upon her graduation the year after.
In 2000, Burton was made Head of Design – Womenwear. On May 2010, Burton was announced as Creative Director of the Alexander McQueen brand and worked alongside Lee McQueen for more than 14 years. Since her appointment, Burton has produced two acclaimed collections. Her debut in Spring/Summer 2011 was a showcase of intricate craftsmanship and in Autumn/Winter 2011, Burton continues to focus on handcraft, establishing herself as an accomplished designer with artisan and technical excellence.
Today, Burton supervises the creative direction and development of all collections of the brand which includes women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories as well as the contemporary line, McQ which is also made up of women’s, men’s and accessories collections.
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