Sarah Burton Wins ‘Designer of the Year’

Sarah Burton accepts the "Designer of the Year" award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. This week's British Fashion Awards (BFA) gave Sarah Burton—noted fashion designer for the House of McQueen--the coveted award of Designer of the Year. Burton, a longtime employee of McQueen was ushered in as the new Creative Director in September of 2010, and has been wowing the public with her…

Sarah Burton Honors Alexander McQueen With “God Save McQueen” Scarves

Following in the footsteps of her predecessor, the late Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton has been doing a fine job in keeping the McQueen legacy alive. Burton now is honoring the late designer's memory and genius with a new spring 2011 scarf collection fittingly titled, "God Save McQueen." The scarves are inspired by McQueen's love of mixing reality and fictitious enchantments, and his…

Sarah Burton Delivers an Alexander McQueen Collection Fit for Royalty

No one would argue that Sarah Burton had enormous shoes to fill after being appointed the new creative director of the Alexander McQueen brand following Alexander McQueen’s suicide last year. This week, Sarah Burton, under the Alexander McQueen brand, revealed a successful second collection at the famous Parisian prison La Conciergerie. The “snow queen and her court" inspired collection was…

Caged Couture: Edie Campbell For Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2013 Campaign

Courtesy Photo Being an accomplished equestrienne, model Edie Campbell is used to wearing something on her head. This fall, she is swapping her velvet helmet for something much different. Campbell is the star of the Fall 2013 campaign for Alexander McQueen. In the dramatic campaign photos, Edie can be found looking ethereal while wearing several of Sarah Burton's head cages made of metal…

Royal Beauty: Essie Finds Inspiration in Kate Middleton

When a royal wedding is taking place, one often focuses on the big picture, like what dress the bride is wearing. Last year, when Kate Middleton stepped out at Westminster Abbey, the world gasped at Kate's beauty and her Alexander McQueen gown that Sarah Burton had kept under wraps. With her dress getting all the attention, we barely noticed her fingers. Middleton was wearing "Allure" nail…

Daphne Guinness Auction Expected to Fetch Over $150,000 for the Isabella Blow Foundation

Socialite and artist Daphne Guinness is never short of antics. From her Lady Gaga-like fashion choices, to her crazy statements, like "never eating until she’s dead"—one can easily agree that she's a bit of an exhibitionist. But spectacle aside, there’s also her notable charitable side, such as her upcoming fashion auction. Guinness has donated some of her beloved fashion pieces that we’ve…

BREAKING: Raf Simons to Replace Galliano at Dior, Effective Immediately

Raf Simons (Getty) [divider] It’s been months of rumors and whispers in regard to John Galliano’s replacement at Dior, or possible return. First, there were whispers about Marc Jacobs possibly stepping into Galliano’s shoes at Dior, and the fact that LV did a Marc Jacobs retrospective of sorts didn’t help the rumors. Then were murmurs that Raf Simons might be replacing…

Glamour Meets Green with H&M’s Exclusive Conscious Glamour Collection

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ollywood’s award season is as much as a fashion spectacle as it is a television and film industry event. Leading up to the red carpet appearances, the anticipation builds as fashion enthusiasts around the world ponder who will be wearing whom. When we finally get to watch young starlets walk the red carpet wearing their “borrowed” finest, it leaves us wishing that we could…

Christopher Kane, Louise Gray, Erdem and Roksanda Ilincic Design Tees for Topshop Capsule Collection

Left to right: Erdem for Topshop, Louise Gray for Topshop, Mary Katrantzou for Topshop This year marks the ten year anniversary of Topshop's sponsorship of NEWGEN, a collaboration between the British Fashion Council and Topshop.  NEWGEN is similar to CFDA/Vogue’s Fashion Fund in the United States, as it helps to fund fledgling designers (a NEW GENeration) achieve their dreams of runway success.……

Pre-Fall 2012 Preview: Alexander McQueen

[imagebrowser id=152] Despite reviews and fervent professions of love from writers, editors and customers, there was always a sort of museum hush around the collections designed by McQueen himself. Rarely were his pieces less than higher art, and it's comforting to see the way in which Sarah Burton is solidly carrying on with his line. There hasn't been a hiccup yet, and for…

Alexander McQueen to Partner With Huntsman for Savile Row Bespoke Service

Left photo: McQueen F/W 2012 (Imaxtree) Right photo: Courtesy of Hunstman The Alexander McQueen brand is going back to basics with a presence at Savile Row (again)—the street where it all began—as it teams up with Buckingham royal tailors H. Huntsman and Sons in a partnership to create a bespoke service for men. This inaugural run will offer clients three options: a Victorian styled…

Mary Katrantzou x Longchamp

British Fashion Awards winner Mary Katrantzou continues to put her signature blown glass prints on fashion with a “When East Meets West" collaboration with Longchamp. Described by Katrantzou as a “fantasy world,” the capsule collection of handbags  feature motifs of paper lanterns, orchids, dragons, and architecture inspired by Vietnam—in other words, the collection is a modern Asian fantasy…

PREVIEW: McQ Pre- Fall 2012

It’s been over a year since it was announced that Alexander McQueen would be regaining control of McQ—the younger and more affordable sister line—after the expiration of 5-year licensing agreement with SINV SpA. [imagebrowser id=148] Having produced a spring/summer 2011 collection as their last under the agreement, the pre-fall 2012 collection brings the departure of SINV…

A Double Win for the Hayek-Pinault Family in France

It was announced earlier this week that Francois Pinault Jr., the chairman of multinational luxury holding company PPR,  received the highest accolade that can be bestowed upon a civilian in France: the title of Grand Officer by the French Legion of Honor. Pinault is considered one of fashion's heavyweights with Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Gucci among PPR's many prestigious houses.…

Princess Di’s Dresses to go on Display at Kensington Palace in 2012

With the ongoing hype behind Kate Middleton and her ever scrutinized and fawned over wardrobe, it’s no surprise that Kensington Palace has put fashion at the forefront of their recent royal displays. Where Buckingham Palace holds Kate’s glorious wedding gown, Kensington has chosen five dresses from Princess Diana’s prized collection of clothing to put on display starting in March 2012. Lady…