Footwear designer Paul Andrew has been named the winner of the 2016 Swarovski Award for Accessory Design. Having launched his brand with a spring ’13 collection, Andrew has seen rapid commercial growth alongside celebrity attention. The award recognises Andrew’s efforts in establishing a company that sits among other esteemed winners including Mansur Gavriel, Irene Neuwirth, Pamela Love and Eddie Borgo.
“It feels like I’m going from fledgling designer to someone who is more known. I’m not an established brand by any stretch, but all of the sexy buzz isn’t the same as when I launched. Now, it’s really about the product and sustaining growth. And that’s exciting for me,” said Andrew.
Andrew recently presented his first menswear collection for fall ’16, as well as an exclusive gold collection for Lane Crawford.