"I believe in a new kind of luxury for shoes, where chic and elegance have equal power to form and function."
British-born, New York based footwear and accessory designer, Paul Andrew, announced his eponymous line of women’s shoes for Spring 2013, followed by a line of men's shoes for Fall 2016. The critical and commercial response to the brand has positioned Andrew as an innovative rising force within the footwear industry
In September 2016, Andrew was named the first ever Design Director for women’s shoes at Salvatore Ferragamo, debuting his first collection for the Italian fashion house for Pre-Fall 2017.
Long familiar with the rigor and discipline required to deign 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 ACE Award for Launch of the Year for his men’s collection. Most recently Andrew was awarded with the Designer of the Year honor at the Footwear News Achievement Awards.
“Footwear requires not only a keen eye for proportion, colour, and decoration, but also the constant attention to comfort, fit, and performance.”