The late Lee McQueen, a British fashion genius famed for his dramatic runway shows that reportedly brought seasoned editors to tears, was a hard act to follow. Sarah Burton, however, has successfully taken up the Alexander McQueen gauntlet, taking the much loved brand to new heights and even winning the 2011 ‘Designer of the Year’ title at the British Fashion Awards. Burton went on to create the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, and was later named one of the most influential people in the world in the 2012 ‘Time 100’.
Baartmans & Siegel
This London-based design duo, Wouter and Amber, were both 2010 graduates of the prestigious London College of Fashion. United in their belief of beautiful craftsmanship and imaginative design Baartmans and Siegel has grown into a directional premium label focusing on wearable luxury.
Jil Sander opened her first Hamburg store in 1967 aged just 24, but it was with the advent of '90s minimalism that her pure, understated designs really came into their own. Today the label continues to display the same androgynous, clean-lined aesthetic that made it famous.
Georgia Hardinge is inspired by new technologies and innovation. The brand incorporates a strong sculptural style bringing a 3dimentional approach to wearable pieces. This was recognized by the British Fashion Council when she was awarded BFC Contemporary Sponsorship for her unique work.