The University of Westminster’s new Professor of Fashion Design, Andrew Groves, shares an 11-step guide to nurturing the next generation of fashion talent.
By Steve Salter
Last week, the University of Westminster announced the appointment of Professor Andrew Groves as Professor of Fashion Design. Over the last 15 years Andrew has led a radical rethink of how fashion education is delivered and helped transform fashion education at the University of Westminster and beyond. In the last three years alone, he has launched the Westminster Menswear Archive, the world’s only publicly accessible menswear archive, developed the MA Menswear programme, the world’s first and only two-year menswear course, and has aligned the BA Fashion Design course with the international fashion calendar, which meant that it became the first undergraduate course to be invited to show on the official London Fashion Week schedule.