As Course Director for BA Fashion Design at Westminster, Andrew Groves has led a radical rethink of how fashion education is delivered, restructuring the Westminster course to align with the international fashion calendar. This has resulted in the course being the first undergraduate course worldwide to be invited to show on schedule at London Fashion Week.
Groves has educated a generation of designers including Liam Hodges, Ashley Williams, Claire Barrow, and Roberta Einer. Other graduates under his tuition are now working at Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Kenzo, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Tom Ford, Burberry, Celine, Max Mara, Chloe and Jacquemus.
Before his career as a fashion academic, Groves worked as a designer in the fashion industry both under his eponymous label as well as for other designers, most notably Alexander McQueen. Until the mid-1990s Groves was McQueen’s Senior Design Assistant before showing at London Fashion Week with his own label. His work is collected by several museums including the V&A in London, and the Fashion Museum in Bath.