UK’s Alexander McQueen & Sarah Burton announce end of collaboration

After more than two decades of collaboration, creative director Sarah Burton is set to leave the Alexander McQueen fashion house. Burton, who initially worked alongside the brand’s founder, Lee Alexander McQueen, for over 14 years, later took over as the creative director in May 2010.

Burton’s final showcase will be the Spring-Summer ’24 fashion show in Paris this September. Following her departure, a new creative organisation for the house will be revealed in the forthcoming period, Alexander McQueen’s parent company, Kering, said in a press release.

Sarah Burton will exit as the creative director of British luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen.
Her final collection debuts at Paris’s Spring-Summer ’24 show in September.
A successor will be announced by the fashion house in due course.
Burton’s 13-year leadership led to widely acclaimed collections, elevating the brand to new heights.

Under her leadership for 13 years, Burton has propelled the British fashion house to new heights, producing critically acclaimed collections that have won her widespread acclaim as a designer.

“We would like to express our immense gratitude to Sarah for writing such an important chapter in the history of the Alexander McQueen House. Sarah’s contribution over the past 26 years will leave an indelible mark,” said Gianfilippo Testa, CEO of Alexander McQueen.

“I am immensely grateful to Sarah, and I want to personally thank her for her work over the past two decades, first alongside Lee Alexander McQueen, where her role was instrumental to his success, and then as the creative director since 2010. Through her own experience, sensitivity and talent, Sarah continued to evolve the artistic expression of this iconic house. She kept and continued Lee’s heritage, attention to detail and unique vision, while adding her own personal, highly creative touch,” said Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman & CEO of Kering.

“I am so proud of everything I’ve done and of my incredible team at Alexander McQueen. They are my family, and this has been my home for the past 26 years. I want to thank Francois-Henri Pinault for believing in me and offering me this amazing opportunity. Above all I want to thank Lee Alexander McQueen. He taught me so much, and I am eternally grateful to him. I am looking forward to the future and my next chapter and will always carry this treasured time with me,” said Burton.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DP)