Sarah Burton, designer of the year is within her grasp

Alexander McQueen’s creative designer, Sarah Burton, has recently been nominated for a fashion gong that would entitle her to be called the designer of the year according to the British Fashion Awards. She currently rests as the favourite to take the title after designing what was certainly the wedding dress of the year.

Erdem Moralioglu is another contender for the award and is also known to be a favourite of Prince William’s new wife. She was recently seen wearing the dress while on a tour of Canada with her new husband. Burton has had a very busy year that has been filled with ups and downs. With the tragic suicide of her friend McQueen she was made head of the label, and since then has enjoyed a very successful year.

She was responsible for designing both the dresses of Kate and her sister, Pippa, who was the chief bridesmaid at the Royal wedding. This will be the second nomination for Moralioglu, whose outfits are worn by celebrities from every area; from Michelle Obama to Sienna Miller.

Christopher Kane is also on the nominations list. Kane is one of the editors of Vogue, and one of  Anna Wintour’s preferred designers. It seems likely though that Burton will take the award because of the wedding dress. Other nominations include Victoria Beckham for brand of the year and Mick Jagger’s daughter Georgia for model of the year.