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Staff

Liliana Sanguino Ramirez - programme leader

As an experienced course leader, with an MA in Academic Practice, Liliana has overseen students to careers at Celine, Acne, McQueen, JW Anderson, Dolce and Gahanna and Chloe among others, and tutored winners for the H&M Design Awards Prize and the Jury’s special prize for LVMH. As an East London businesswomen, she is responsible for the era-defining George & Dragon venue and more recently The Queen Adelaide. In 2015 Liliana curated the Colombian stand at the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week, winning Best Stand and Best Designer. 

 

Matthew Miller - Design Tutor 

London-based Matthew Miller made his debut in 2011 and has become renowned for his unique aesthetic that combines classic tailoring and functional sportswear. Whilst rooted in the political and ideological his collections retain a sense of versatility with emphasis on cut and fabric tactility. Miller sees the wearer as integral to a garment’s worth and, therefore, integral to the inherent character of each piece. He has undertaken several collaborations including Timberland, Ben Sherman and G-Shock.

 

Charles Jeffrey - Design Tutor

Glaswegian designer, illustrator and radical creative Charles Jeffrey, has been hailed by Dazed as ‘the ringleader of London’s next generation of club kids.’ His brand Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY encompasses a fashion label and a cult club night, each informing the other. The LOVERBOY night forms the primary research for Jeffrey’s collections, with his tribe of friends and creative collaborators - artists, performers, musicians, drag queens and poets - contributing to the egalitarian spirit of the brand. Jeffrey works with set designer Jack Appleyard on the creative direction for the label’s runway shows and special projects. Jeffrey currently shows as part of Fashion East’s MAN line-up in partnership with Topman.  

 
Liam Hodges - Design Tutor 

Liam Hodges, a Kent boy originally, is interested in expressive polysyllabic masculinity and creating a luxury brand that is for people who live for the week, not the weekend. His signature style is big garish shapes and hardwearing workwear detailing communicated through a strong graphic language communicated on oversized t-shirts and knitwear. Liam has won the support of titles including Another Man, Dazed & Confused, i-D, VMAN, GQ Style, Dansk, Hypebeast, Complex, Showstudio, 7th Man, and Fucking Young to name a few. His designs have been worn by Drake, FKA Twigs and Big Sean.

 
Andrew Groves - Design Tutor 

As Course Director for BA Fashion Design at Westminster, Andrew Groves has taught a new generation of designers including Liam Hodges, Ashley Williams, Claire Barrow, Mary Benson and Robert Einer. Other graduates under his tuition are now working at companies such as Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Burberry Prorsum, Alfred Dunhill, Topman, Alexander McQueen, Harrods, Belstaff, J.W. Anderson, Bottega Veneta, H&M, Adidas, Aitor Throup, Timothy Everest, and James Long.

 

Richard Gray - Illustration Tutor

Richard Gray is a fashion illustrator who first collaborated with Anna Piaggi in 1988 - the year her famous Doppie Pagine for Italian Vogue was invented. He has worked with designers such as Agent Provocateur, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Boudicca, Antonio Berardi, Miguel Adrover, and Benjamin Kirchhoff. His editorial work has included Vogue Italia, Vogue Gioiello, Vogue Pelle, V Magazine, Io Donna, Entertainment Weekly, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Madame Figaro, and Flaunt Magazine.

 

Joyce Thornton - Industry Liaison Tutor

As director of industry relationships for fashion at Westminster, Joyce Thornton liaises with industry to ensure that students are able to have the very best start to their career. Her long career spans design and management roles as well as 10 years with pioneering fashion forecaster WGSN. She has secured internships for students in the last two years with a number of companies including Louis Vuitton, Craig Green, Loewe, Thom Browne, Aitor Throup, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Martin Margiela.