The sophomore album is the trial-by-ﬁre of the music world. In thefashion realm, it’s making a debut at the design helm of a well-known fashion house. That’s why hats were tipped to Sarah Burtonfor her spectacular stepping out as creative director of AlexanderMcQueen following the founder’s suicide earlier this year. Accordingto Sarah Rutson, fashion director at Hong Kong-based LaneCrawford, Burton “did the impossible, ﬁlling almost an unﬁllablepair of shoes.” Beyond being faithful to McQueen’s DNA with herode to paganism and high craft, the 35-year-old put her own stampon the runway collection—and an extensive showroom offering.
“We are completely behind it and want to bring Sarah Burtonout to present the collection with a trunk show,” Rutson said.Having spent her entire 14-year fashion career at the elbowof McQueen, Burton learned plenty from her master, but is asunnier sort. “I don’t think it has to have as much angst in it. Ithink it will be softer,” she said of her approach.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"