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Paul Andrew Puts His Eponymous Line on Hold To Focus on Ferragamo

Six years after his debuting his namesake shoe collection, Paul Andrew is putting the business on hold to focus on his expanded role as Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director.
The move, which was first reported by The New York Times, illustrates the difficult choice many young designers face as they juggle high-profile gigs with their own passion projects.
Andrew, who was promoted at Ferragamo last month, is charged with modernizing the storied family brand, maintaining its rich Italian heritage — and most importantly, propelling the business forward at a critical time. It won’t be easy, and that is likely why Andrew made the decision to concentrate solely on Ferragamo.
Andrew struck out with his own collection in 2013 after working for Donna Karan for more than a decade and holding posts at Narciso Rodriguez and Calvin Klein. Already firmly rooted in the industry, he quickly landed in Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and Shopbop.com with the made-in-Italy line — all featuring exclusive materials, richly developed fabrications and handmade heels. Retail prices range from $595 to $3,000. His signatures include the Zenadia pump with scalloped topline and the architectural Chrysler heel.
“When I launched my brand, everything was about heavy platforms,” said Andrew, who won

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