In 2000, Burton was made Head of Design – Women’s wear. On May 2010, Burton was announced as Creative Director of the Alexander McQueen brand and has worked alongside Lee McQueen for more than 14 years. In April 2011, Burton received global recognition as the designer of the wedding dress for HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton to HRH Prince William. Since her appointment, Burton has produced acclaimed collections with a focus on handcraft, establishing herself as an accomplished designer with artisan and technical excellence. Burton was recipient of the Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards in November 2011. After an 11 year absence from London, Burton presented the AW12 collection of McQ, a higher-end contemporary line from the house at London Fashion Week in February 2012.
Burton was named the 100 most influential people in Time Magazine on April 2012 and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to the British fashion industry which was announced on June 16, 2012.
Today, Burton supervises the creative direction and development of all collections of the brand which includes women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories as well as the higher-end contemporary line, McQ which is also made up of women’s, men’s and accessories collections.
Quintessentially Excellence Award
The Walpole Award for British Luxury Design Talent
Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Award (UK)
Glamour Designer of the Year
Designer of the Year Award, British Fashion Awards
International Designer of the Year Award, Elle UK
Burton included in Time 100: The Most Influential People in the World
Burton receives an OBE for her services to the British fashion industry