Paul Andrew Fall ’22 Relaunch Collection at Paris Fashion Week – Footwear News

The way to strategy a luxurious model relaunch? Paul Andrew, who’s coming again in focus together with his namesake assortment after a three-year hiatus, is ranging from scratch.

“T.’s [very little here] that’s paying homage to the previous,” stated the designer, who left his submit as Ferragamo’s inventive director final Might, and has used the break to plot a brand new path.

“It’s been an incredible time away from the distractions of the daily, and it made me take into consideration what I wished to do subsequent,” Andrew stated at Paris Style Week at this time. “I missed my freedom, and I’m excited to be doing my very own factor once more.”

Andrew, who’s self funding the enterprise, is making a comeback with a smaller, extra tightly edited assortment geared toward a extra fashion-forward and youthful girl than he was catering to prior to now.

The “fluffy” group, together with a heel embellished with pearls, rhinestones and beads.

For the designer, the thought course of behind the gathering pertains to his childhood expertise watching his mother and father at work. “My father was the upholsterer to the Queen at Windsor. It was all about craft, custom, handmade, artisanship and all of those wonderful instruments,” he recalled. “Then my mom was working in expertise and it was utterly totally different. It was about innovation, pondering outdoors the field, what does the longer term seem like. That is the fruits of these two issues collectively.”

Andrew’s sculptural heels had been impressed by the work of Jean Arp and Constantin Brâncusi. Some are normal in chrome, because of the designer’s partnership with an Italian sports-car manufacturing facility. Others are embellished with hand-applied pearls, rhinestones and bugle beads. 

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Andrew’s father’s profession as a royal upholsterer and his mom’s job in tech helped encourage the gathering.

Plexiglass wedges have bouclé upholstery material uppers, whereas different kinds characteristic patent leather-based injected with glitter. The designer additionally launched a particular embellishment — gemstone studs created from coral and turquoise.

Paul Andrew, glitter heels, Paris Fashion Week

The Glitter Group from Paul Andrew’s season 1 relaunch assortment.

Whereas the heel-heavy assortment dovetails with the shift again to dressier, glitzier kinds, nothing in Andrew’s assortment is above 95 millimeters. “I’m all about empowerment and never crippling folks,” he joked.

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A wrap-around ankle strap sandal from Paul Andrew’s relaunch assortment.

Whereas plenty of huge retailers are already desirous to inventory the brand new assortment, Andrew — who can be relaunching his web site — is decided to do issues his personal means.

“I need to develop the enterprise slowly and deliberately, and construct high quality relationships with folks,” It’s means [fewer styles] than I had prior to now — much less however higher,” he stated.