Man Crush Monday – Paul Andrew

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.

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Paul Andrew

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.

STUDS

Studs

A delicate interpretation of brass studs, inspired by ancient Turkish military garments, adds new life to striking cut-out suede pumps.

Manhattan Studs 90

Manhattan Studs 90

Leila

Leila

Sharifa

Sharifa

Yasir

Yasir

Manhattan Studs 15

Manhattan Studs 15

 

CUT-OUT MESH

Cut Out Mesh

Crescents of the signature Zenadia pump have been cut away and replaced with invisible mesh for a sexy reinterpretation of a well loved silhouette.
Safiya

Safiya

 

Zenadia Cut-Out

The Signature Zenadia in a cut out mesh design

Hanaa 110

The Hanaa Bootie

ARABESQUE

The Arabesque

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.

Kismet

The Kismet Wedge, perfect for an evening out

Iris

The Iris Sandal, available in other colors

Nadiyya

The Nadiyya Sandal

IKAT PRINT

The Ikat Print

This custom print was inspired by an antique scarf that Paul found at a vintage textile vendor at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Such attention to detail in the little everyday things. Who would have thought an antique scarf would bring so much fun to one’s feet.
Xiamen 90

Xiamen 90

Xiamen 105

Xiamen 105

Celestine

Celestine

TRIPLE-DYED SUEDE

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!

Xiamen 90

Xiamen 90 Sandals

Xiamen 55

CONSTANTINOPLE BROCADE

The Constantinople brocade is woven with metallic silk thread to reflect the stunning colors of Istanbul’s bazaars.
Adalet

Adalet Wedge

Rhea 15

Rhea Sandals

DEVORE VELVET

 Italian artisans dissolve layers of velvet to reveal swirling traditional Turkish motfis. Each piece is bonded with suede to create a bold, luxurious textile. So rich and lush! Another favorite from my top 3
Shakti

Shakti Pumps

Selma

Selma Pumps

BULLION EMBROIDERY

Utilizing a time-honored technique, delicate coils of gold bullion thred are hand-embroidered onto printed silk crepe to create a textured passementerie detail.
Topkapi

Topkapi Pumps

Ibrahim

Ibrahim Loafer

 

JEWELED HEEL

 

Bold, colorful gems are bezel-set into an antiqued metal block heel, adding richness and depth.

Serkan

Serkan Jewelled Pumps

Nehir Jewel

Nehir Ankle Bootie

ANKARA CRYSTAL HEEL

 Swarovski crystals are hand-applied to the surface of the Ankara’s rounded low heel, lending a subtle sparkle to an evening of dancing.
Passion Jewel

Passion Jewel Sling backs

Ankara

Ankara Jeweled Heel

THE SIGNATURE ZENADIA PUMPS

Zenadia

ZENADIA BROCADE PUMPS

Zenadia

ZENADIA SUEDE PUMPS

Zenadia

ZENADIA BRIDAL 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

Piume

Piume Ankle strap sandals

Serkan

Serkan Jeweled Heel

Bursa Arabesque

Bursa Arabesque Pump

Passion

Passion Sling Back Pumps

Bijoux

Hand Embroidered , lucite heel mesh bootie

THEN COMES

Aslihan

LEOPARD HAIRCALF EXCLUSIVE TO THE DESIGNER

Suleiman

VELVET MARY JANE PUMPS

Ambrose  05

BALLERINA AUBERGINE CERVO BRAIDED ANKLE STRAPS

Kalida  105

Blush Satin Sandals

Yasmine

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,

XOXO,

Jay

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