Meet the Designer Behind Naomi Biden’s Pre-Wedding Look
Naomi Biden wore a sleek, chic look of white with her red gown when she attended the Essence Music Festival last weekend, but the designer who created it, Sarah Burton, has another twist on the popular look.
Burton began her fashion career at the age of 18 when she joined the ranks of the fashion industry—and it’s now been a decade-and-a-half of designing women’s clothing, accessories, and more.
A native of West Virginia where she attended the American University of British Columbia, Burton moved to NYC to attend Columbia University, but left after she graduated to design for some of fashion’s top women’s clothing brands and to begin her own, Burton’s Vintage, based in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.
As a fashion student herself, Burton studied at the London College of Fashion and earned a master’s degree at Columbia University, which resulted in her winning the inaugural “Vogue” International Magazine Designer of the Year Award.
While Burton was in school, Burton took time out to take a creative role as a graphic designer for a company based in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood where she taught fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but left shortly after to focus on designing clothing.
In 2010, she was invited by her boyfriend for an internship with the company at which she would design clothing and accessories for high-profile women, which grew to include designers like Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs, as well as top retailers like New York Fashion Week.
In August 2011, Burton joined the ranks of the fashion industry when she founded Burton’s Vintage, a fashion and accessory company that is dedicated to the art of designing women’s clothing and accessories, which she started designing when she was 18.
Her clothing and accessories are designed in consultation with style icon and actress Naomi Campbell, who she met while working at a PR company for her then-current boyfriend.
Burton says she wanted to create clothing for a specific style of woman that she saw as a