Sarah Burton took over the creative helm at Alexander McQueen in 2010. Since then the designer has propelled the rebellious British brand to new heights, adding a softer, more feminine edge to its typically subversive collections. Gothic, romantic and with an air of other worldly etherealness, each piece is made with same considered construction as couture, making it a sure-fire sartorial investment. Signature touches like the hourglass silhouettes, graphic placement prints and the label’s synonymous skulls set each collection apart. Look for these details on breezy floor-skimming chiffon gowns, intarsia body-con minis and the intricately embellished cocktail dresses that walk straight off the runway. And when it comes to dressing, you’re in especially expert hands – Burton designed one of the most talked about pieces of the last decade: the Duchess of Cambridge’s bridal gown.