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London Fashion Week 2016: Who to Follow

London Fashion Week kicks off today and the talk leading up to the show largely focuses on the return of the revered fashion house Alexander McQueen to the lineup. Under the watchful eye of Creative Director Sarah Burton, the label is making a homecoming after 10 years for the Autumn-Winter ’16 collection. Joining McQueen in a comeback to London is leather goods brand Mulberry, now under the direction of new creative director Johnny Coca.

Alexander McQueen and Mulberry join nearly 80 designers in the UK capital to unveil their collections. Other notable names to look out for include Belstaff, Burberry, Christopher Kane and Vivienne Westwood. Meanwhile, newcomers include shoes and accessories brand Charlotte Olympia, which will host its first catwalk show this season, and Belgium brand A.F. Vandevorst. Another highlight will be the Topshop Unique show, which fashion photographer Nick Knight has been lined up to shoot, and which will be unveiled in real time on the brand’s Instagram account (which will be crazy cool).

For the first time in LFW history, around 35 million people across the UK will see content from the proceedings, including runway shows, on 60 outside screens in nine different cities thanks to a collaboration between media company Ocean Outdoor and The British Fashion Council (BFC). The event will also see around 200,000 copies of The Daily, the official LFW broadsheet, distributed around the city.

Meanwhile, the BFC has revealed that its official Mercedes Benz chauffeurs will drive fashionistas around 32,000 miles during the event, 200kg of Lavazza coffee beans will be ground to help keep everyone alert, and that 500 cans of label.m hairspray are predicted to be used backstage.

London Fashion Week runs February 19-23. For more information, click here.

 

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Victoria Beckham is ‘best emerging British brand’

Victoria Beckham Spring 2012

British brands including Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen and Mulberry were winners at the Walpole Awards in London on Monday, November 14.

Beckham, whose eponymous dress collection debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2008, received the Emerging British Luxury Brand gong.

Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen took the British Luxury Design Talent prize, and Mulberry was honored in the British Luxury Overseas category.
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Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen Dress

Britain Royal Wedding

Kate Middleton wore a stunning ivory and lace wedding dress Friday by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, her face covered lightly with a hand-embroidered veil held by a tiara lent by the queen.

Smiling broadly and waving to the cheering crowd, the 29-year-old also clutched a bouquet of flowers that included Sweet William. Her bridegroom showed his appreciation by mouthing to her: “You look beautiful.”

Burton, the 36-year-old creative director of the fashion house Alexander McQueen, had long been tipped for the commission, but palace officials had remained tight-lipped right up until the moment Kate stepped out of the car.
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Sarah Burton To Design Royal Wedding Dress

British designer Sarah Burton

Kate Middleton’s wedding dress for her marriage to Britain’s Prince William will be designed by Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen fashion house.

Sarah Burton, who took over as creative director at the prestigious house after McQueen’s suicide, was selected by Middleton to help her develop her own style.

Burton, 36, denied she had been handed the “most coveted commission” in fashion but tradition dictates that royal bridal-gown designers are bound to secrecy by the royal family’s office at Buckingham Palace.
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Sarah Burton: New Creative Director at McQueen

A long-time collaborator of the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, has been appointed creative director of his label.

Burton has worked with McQueen since 1996 and was appointed head of design for the label’s women’s wear in 2000.

“The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy,” she said.
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