Alice grew up in the Surrey countryside before moving to London where she studied at St. Martins, followed by Goldsmiths College of Art. She completed an MA in textiles at the RCA in 2013. Immediately after graduating from the RCA, she moved to Antwerp to work as an embroidery designer for Dries van Noten. During her studies she worked frequently for Tracey Emin, producing her hand-embroidered art works.

Alice’s ready-to-wear collections feature specialist techniques combining embroidery and print through the use of hand. digital and Irish machine embroidery. Her pieces are made in Como, Italy using only materials and manufacturers of exceptional quality. 

Archer has a growing reputation as one of London’s most exciting and talented designers, worn by the likes of Suzy Menkes, Mrs B, Susie Lau and Pandora Sykes and has been featured by the New York Times T magazine, The Telegraph, Business of Fashion and WWD amongst others. Alice Archer is available in The Place London, Brown's, Barney's, Tasoni, Enny Di Monaco.