Paul Andrew is departing Salvatore Ferragamo after five years to pursue other professional opportunities.
The British designer will leave the Italian luxury house in May, after the presentation of the spring-summer 2022 pre-collection.
'I have been profoundly inspired by the intelligence and technical mastery of Salvatore Ferragamo, a man whose genius built the company that today bears his name. It has been an honor to forward and give new life to his design legacy and ground-breaking innovation. I will always be grateful for this opportunity, proud of the work we have accomplished and encouraged to continue to create with integrity and conviction,'
noted Andrew in a statement.
'Salvatore Ferragamo thanks Paul Andrew for his passion and commitment and for his contribution to enhancing the position and creative vision of the house,'
Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, CEO of Ferragamo said.
Andrew had held the position of design director of Ferragamo's women's footwear, which he was appointed to in September 2016 and was promoted to womenswear creative director a year later. In 2019 he took the helm of creative director for all of Ferrgamo's collections. Prior to Ferragamo, he cut his teeth in the houses of Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriguez and even Alexander McQueen before founding his eponymous shoe label in 2013. As a footwear designer he has won both the CFDA Fashion Fund Award in 2014 and the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design in June 2016.
Andrew's departure is accompanied by other changes within the Florentine brand, including current president Ferruccio Ferragamo being replaced by his brother, Leonardo. Giacomo Ferragamo and three independent board members will join the brand while Giovanna Ferragamo (the company's founder's daughter), will also be leaving the company.
Ferragamo has not announced the name of Andrew's successor. In the meanwhile, the fashion direction for the brand will be overseen by current creative team.
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