The British Fashion Council is delighted to announce that Sarah Burton OBE will receive the Trailblazer Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, on Monday 2 December at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Trailblazer Award was introduced at The Fashion Awards in 2018 and is one of the Special Recognition Awards, celebrating the very best innovators and creatives in fashion, whose work in the past year has been a game-changer and has significantly shaped the industry.
As the Creative Director of Alexander McQueen, Burton will be honoured for championing of UK-wide craftsmanship and her narrative approach to the McQueen S/S 20 show. To illustrate this, in the past year alone Burton has drawn on the expertise of the fabric mills of the North of England, Mallon linen and Irish beetling.
'Sarah’s empowering and narrative approach to shows and her focus on community and appreciation of craft, technology and British heritage is what has made her one of the most respected designers of our time. Her commitment to sharing her vision and expertise with the future generations of fashion designers has been remarkable. She’s an incredible source of inspiration for many generations to come and we look forward to celebrating with her in London in December' commented Caroline Rush, BFC Chief Executive.