Andrew launched his own line of women’s shoes in 2013 after working under several big name designers such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and Alexander McQueen. According to his site, paulandrew.com, “Supported by the finest manufacturing resources in Italy, Andrew combines impeccable materials and handmade craftsmanship with ingenuity and the latest technologies to maximize fit, comfort and performance.” In September, Andrew was added to the Business of Fashion’s 500, naming the 500 most influential people in the fashion industry. Even though he’s only been solo for two years, Andrew is slowly rising to the top. It’s exciting to see a new designer making such great headway so quickly.
by Madeline Archambault
While reading this month’s issue of Glamour I stumbled upon a photo of Emmy Rossum leaning against a plainly dressed guy. I then turned the page and saw a beautiful pair of pumps inspired by the Chrysler Building in New York City. The plainly dressed guy is named Paul Andrew and he is the mastermind behind the Chrysler Building shoes as well as a ton of other fabulous shoes with interesting cut outs and bright, punchy patterns. Being a total shoe junkie, I had to check him out.
His shoes emphasize comfort and high fashion which is almost unheard of. Comfortable pumps that are also stylish? What?? Don’t like pumps? That’s okay. Andrew offers a variety of shoe styles and some of them might even be in the same great print that you love. For example the Zenadia Jewel Jacquard/Emerald pumps are also available in flats, platform slingbacks, mid-heel slingbacks, and kitten heel slingbacks.
My personal favorites are the Zenadia Timothy Goodman “Gotham” and “NYC” Print Nappa pumps which feature a fun graphic featuring symbols of the Big Apple. If you’re a fellow shoe junkie, Paul Andrew is definitely worth a look.