Man Crush Monday – Paul Andrew
Every designer is inspired by one thing or another which makes their designs unique. It is this originality that makes them stand out as a brand. Paul Andrew is one of such designers, whose pieces are inspired by architecture in eclectic places and an interplay of fabric from his background as the son of an upholsterer to the Queen of the Windsor castle.
He was the first to win the Vogue Fashion Fund in 2014 and his vision was spurred by his extensive fashion pedigree cultivated within iconic fashion houses of Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez among others. He launched his namesake label in 2013 and there has been no stopping him.
His Pre-fall/Autumn Winter 2016 collection is the reason for his feature as my #ManCrushMonday today. The designer has been noted to quote “I believe in a new kind of luxury for shoes where chic and elegance have equal power to form and function”
Feed your eyes on these gorgeous collections, each inspired by it’s own unique details.
A delicate interpretation of brass studs, inspired by ancient Turkish military garments, adds new life to striking cut-out suede pumps.
Arabesque architecture inspired this dramatic wedge, which was hand-carved by Italian artisans then metalized with a galvanic finish. This is one of my three favorites of the collections.
Paul Andrew tanneries employ an intensive triple-dying process to ensure that suedes maintain their color without fading or staining. Suede that doesn’t fade or stain (well so easily). That is definitely something to splurge on!
Bold, colorful gems are bezel-set into an antiqued metal block heel, adding richness and depth.
ANKARA CRYSTAL HEEL
THE SIGNATURE ZENADIA PUMPS
THE BRIDAL COLLECTION
He also came up with a bridal collection consisting of some his signature designs like the Ankara Jewelled Heel, the Zenadia, the Passion, the Arabesque heel and the Serkan
There’s velvet, Suede, Satin, Calf hair, motifs, jewels, leather all in one collection. To say i’m blown away by this collection is an understatement, the creativity of this seasons collection is out of this world. Real attention to detail, consumers comfort in mind and the lushness of it all speaks volume of luxury. He’s worth every accolade and award he receives and i look forward to future collections. Happy Man Crush Monday.
Peace, Love And More Creativity,