Sarabande Foundation was established because Lee Alexander McQueen passionately believed that creative minds with the potential to push boundaries should be given the same opportunities he’d enjoyed. Named after McQueen’s 2007 Spring/Summer collection, the Sarabande Foundation provides scholarships to students at graduate and postgraduate level, as well as housing artist studios at Sarabande HQ for designers, artists and jewellers. Sarabande is there to observe and facilitate – the partners and friends of Lee are there to guide and inspire. The space is a place where it’s safe to experiment, to succeed, to fail but always to move forward. The genesis of all Lee’s achievements was his open-minded approach to absorbing diverse creative influences and applying them in new and exciting ways. It is that openness and bravery that Sarabande seeks to inspire in future generations of creatives.