PHOTO: SETH SABAL
British-born, US-based footwear and accessory designer Paul Andrew announced his eponymous line of luxury women’s shoes for Spring 2013. The important critical and commercial response to the collection has positioned Andrew as a rising creative force within the footwear industry. Long familiar with the rigor involved in designing and producing shoes for the world’s most discerning and fashionable consumers, Andrew cultivated his craft over fifteen years within iconic fashion houses such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen and Narciso Rodriguez. He envisions a style and sensibility for his namesake collection that is at once modern and glamorous, an aesthetic that is always sexy without severity. Supported by the finest manufacturing resources in Italy, Andrew combines impeccable materials and handmade craftsmanship with ingenuity and the latest technologies to maximize fit, comfort and performance. His is a singular, passionate approach to shoemaking.
Paul Andrew has been honored with several awards since launching his brand including “Accessories Designer of the Year” for the 2013 edition of “Who’s on Next?”, the 2013 “Launch of the Year” by Fairchild Publications and Footwear News, and the top honors of the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. In March 2015 Andrew was nominated for a CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design and in September of the same year, he was added to the Business of Fashion’s BOF 500, naming the 500 most influential people in the fashion industry.
The Paul Andrew collection is available at select retailers and specialty stores worldwide.