Fashion News: Salvatore Ferragamo and Paul Andrew have made it Official
Paul Andrew is named as Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest women’s footwear design director. Following the footsteps of Massimiliano Giornetti’s departure in March after 16 years with the company, it’s quite the match-up needless to say.
“We are excited to welcome such a dynamic and established talent into the Ferragamo company,” said president Ferruccio Ferragamo in a release. “We have a proud history of nurturing design talent and we believe that Paul’s credo very much matches the spirit at the heart of our house.”
Paul Andrew began his own namesake brand back in 2013, working with the likes of Donna Karan and Alexander McQueen, his collections were praised as chic and minimalistic yet versatile and unconventional. Andrew won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize back in 2014, garnering accounts with top retailers such as Net-A-Porter and Barneys New York. Not to mention, his Swarovski Award for emerging accessories design talent at the 2016 CDFA Awards. In addition to producing women’s and men’s shoe collections for his own eponymous brand, Andrew’s debut collection for Ferragamo is set for pre-Fall 2017.
“It is a great honor to be invited to lead the creative vision for the future of [Salvatore Ferragamo’s] women’s shoe division, where the legend began,” said Andrew in an official statement. “I look forward to bringing a new perspective to the company in line with the demands of today’s marketplace, marrying the power of its heritage and industrial force with high design and the latest innovations in material and make.”