Salvatore Ferragamo appoints Paul Andrew as Creative Director: Three things to know about the shoemaker

Lindsay Judge   |   24 - 02 - 2019

On February 21 2019, Salvatore Ferragamo announced Paul Andrew as the new Creative Director.

The Italian fashion house promoted Andrew into the esteemed position. Previously, the English shoemaker and fashion designer worked as Women’s Footwear Director within the company.

As he takes on the role for the so-called ‘shoemaker to the stars’, here’s three things to know about Paul and his career to date.

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Milan Fashion week 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo Milan Fashion week 2019

He has his own footwear brand

If you don’t recognise his name under the luxury Italian fashion house, it might ring a bell due to this craftsman’s very own footwear brand.

In September 2012, the New York-based designer launched the eponymous women’s footwear label that was both a commercial success and celebrity favourite.

 

Black and white slingback heel from Paul Andrew's own footwear brand

Black and white slingback heel from Paul Andrew’s own footwear brand

Paul joined the company in 2016

Paul joined Ferragamo in 2016 as Women’s Footwear Director. He was promoted one year later to Women’s Creative Director before earning this further title in 2019.

Throughout his fashion career, he has worked with names such as Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein and Donna Karen.

 

Paul Andrews collection Ferragamo shoes 19

Paul Andrew’s collection for Ferragamo in 2019

Signature style

Both within his previous body of work and through his own declaration, the designer admits he’s always been fascinated with striking colours and bold shapes.

While he had adored exotic prints and vibrant hues throughout his career, he’s attested that intricate and overly complicated designs have never been his forte.

 

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