British designer Paul Andrew, head of all collections at Florentine luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo since 2019, will leave his role at the business in May. The brand’s in-house team will take over his responsibilities.
Sales at Salvatore Ferragamo fell by 20% in the fourth quarter, broadly in line with expectations, as new lockdowns in Europe to fight a resurgence of COVID-19 more than offset a strong rebound in China.
Not many creators begin collections after reading proper works of psychoanalysis, but Paul Andrew did this summer, and the result was a powerful statement of modern fashion for the house of Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Florentine house updated the classic summer wardrobe at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, presenting a discreetly luxurious collection with a good dose of leather, and channelling a sportier, more informal vibe.
In Milan the parting farewell generally addressed to a friend by the Milanese is "buon lavoro," literally "good work," which after a very busy week in the Italian fashion capital, summed up the mood and the style here.
The Italian luxury house announced on Thursday that it has promoted British designer Paul Andrew to the role of creative director. Andrew joined the company in 2016 and will now oversee both men's and women's design.