MILAN — Ahead of the women’s fall fashion show scheduled for Saturday in Milan, Salvatore Ferragamo revealed on Thursday that Paul Andrew was promoted to the role of creative director of the brand. The announcement was made at the end of the trading day in Milan, where the company is publicly listed.
Guillaume Meilland will maintain his role as men’s ready-to-wear design director, taking on the additional responsibility of studio director, coordinating the development of all product categories under Andrew’s leadership.
“Paul is the natural creative leader of the Salvatore Ferragamo house as we enter a new phase of evolution and growth,” said chief executive officer Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi. “I am confident in his vision as we powerfully connect the complementary forces of our heritage, our unwavering commitment to innovation and Italian craftsmanship, and our relentless dedication to our customers.”
Andrew described Ferragamo as an “exceptional house,” which has “a tremendous platform from which to create and inspire — and we have the conviction to succeed. I am thrilled by the opportunity and humbled by the challenge to contribute to the future of Salvatore Ferragamo and further realize the dreams of its founder.”
The designer joined Ferragamo in September 2016 as women’s footwear director and was promoted a