Caroline has been mentioned by Simon Burstein in an interview he has recently given to Drapers the trade magazine of the fashion industry.

Simon who is about to open a new store for premium independent The Place London, talks to Drapers about nurturing young designers, his career in retail and life after Browns.

The Place was born, in part, as a way of showcasing the work of Alice Archer. Burstein discovered the womenswear designer, known for blending craftsmanship and technology, while still at Browns.

“I discovered Alice at the Best of Britannia [British-made trade show in London] three years ago. I came across a pair of Victorian-inspired boots with lace by shoemaker Caroline Groves, and she said that she was working with a student she had found called Alice Archer, who had just been hired by Dries Van Noten. I left my card and said to ask Alice to get in touch.”

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