"I believe in a new kind of luxury for shoes, where chic and elegance have equal power to form and function."
British fashion designer Paul Andrew designed fifteen years alongside other iconic designers such as Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, and Donna Karan before debuting his namesake New York-based women's luxury shoes collection in Spring of 2013. Supported by superb manufacturing assets in Italy, his eponymous label, Paul Andrew, employs eminent craftsmanship with fine materials, ingenuity and design.
In October 2017, Andrew was named the Creative Director for womenswear and shoes at Salvatore Ferragamo, debuting his first ready-to-wear collection for the Italian fashion house for Autumn/Winter 2018. He first joined the company in September 2016, when he was appointed Design Director of women's shoes.
Long familiar with the rigor and discipline required to design for the world’s most discerning and fashionable consumers, Andrew cultivated his craft alongside iconic fashion designers such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriguez, and Alexander McQueen. With his wealth of experience and peerless manufacturing resources, Paul Andrew proposes a style and sensibility for his namesake collection that is uniquely his own: an aesthetic that is always refined and without severity using the finest materials and craftsmanship, ingenuity to maximize comfort and performance, and a singular, passionate approach to the modern shoe silhouette.
Paul Andrew has been honored with several awards since launching his brand, including “Accessories Designer of the Year” at the 2013 edition of “Who is 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 2016, Andrew was awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, and the Designer of the Year honor at the Footwear News Achievement Awards. Most recently, Andrew was nominated for the 2017 and 2018 CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year Award. With a mind-set for innovation, Paul Andrew embraces the positive endeavors within the sustainability movement to redefine luxury as something that expresses the social and environmental credentials for all his collections. “Luxury goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. Not only are we considering the social and environmental impacts but also the craftsmanship and form in design and inventive processes that results in positive luxury. This philosophy will be instilled into every product we create–from the way leathers are developed, the way prints are applied on materials, and the way hardware is galvanized on the shoes.”
“Footwear requires not only a keen eye for proportion, colour, and decoration, but also the constant attention to comfort, fit, and performance.”