11/10/2010 18:23 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton Is Back In Control At McQ

From the Alexander McQueen s/s 2011 catwalk. Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/

Alexander McQueen announced today that it will take up full control of the McQ label, its more affordable diffusion brand for the next stage of its development.

The agreement with SINV SpA, which began in 2005, will conclude with the spring/summer 2011 collection and a new internal team will be created for the brand under the creative direction of Pina Ferlisi and Sarah Burton.

Concerns for the future surrounded the Alexander McQueen label following the designer's death last year, but creative director Burton's first solo show for the design house earlier this month was heaped with praise, and we're pleased to see that the Alexander McQueen name continues to go from strength to strength.

We can't wait to see what 2011 has in store...