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Video: New York Fashion Week: Shoe Designer Paul Andrew Talks About His Travels to Turkey

British-born, New York-based footwear designer Paul Andrew picked a West Side penthouse as his New York Fashion Week base camp, but not because his collection has an overtly urban bent. Oh, these are shoes you’ll want to wear on the best city days and nights, but Paul always ties his seasons to a place on the map and fall’s geographical muse isn’t about concrete and steel.

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Riccardo Tisci, Jeffrey Kalinsky and All of New York Toast This Year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner

What history will remember of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Class of 2015 is they were the ones who broke the rule—the rule that there can only be one winner.

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The stars of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award ceremony

On Monday, November 2 at Spring Studios in New York, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg announced, on behalf of a panel of judges that included Nordstrom fashion director Jeffrey Kalinsky, that due to the extreme nature of “authentic” talent in the mix, there would be not one but three winners in this 12th annual fashion competition.

We were there to catch exclusive commentary from past winner and footwear genius Paul Andrew and others, and to pass on the inspiring message from Givenchy‘s creative director Riccardo Tisci—the evening’s keynote guest.

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New York Fashion Week S/S 2016: Paul Andrew’s Gorgeous Heels Go East

“All designers have a point of departure and mine is geography,” said CFDA award-winning footwear designer Paul Andrew backstage before his presentation. Last season, at New York Fashion Week for fall ’15, Andrew showed a collection based on Manhattan.

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All images by Jessa Carter

This time out, the short and tall heels, and suede and brocade platforms are all about Hong Kong, and the “mystique of the Orient with the modernity of what is now a modern city for fashion, finance and industry.” The British-born, New York-based designer says he’s drawn to the combination of influences: what remains from the time of his native country’s colonial rule to the Chinese threads woven throughout the landscape today.

Take a look at what we saw at the show—which included live models as well as Andrew’s known shoes-as-art pedestal presentation—and see how the points of interest and geographical reference coalesce for some all-out killer shoes.

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Happy When It Rains at Hunter Boots, Donna Karan X Paul Andrew in Mayfair, Missguided Guides Itself to Nordstrom and Whitney Port and Her Personal Stylist Talk … Style (What Else?)

Fashion Week Journal for Monday, February 23

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Hunter Boots has always had a great heritage and a great story to tell, but they only had one boot to tell it with,” said Alasdhair Willis, who might also be known as the brand’s creative director and/or Stella McCartney husband. Regardless, it was clear at the Albert Embankment Warehouse on Monday night that Willis is keen on adding to the narrative.

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Three Images & Three Sentences from Carolina Herrera, Paul Andrew, Alice + Olivia, Maria Cornejo, Veronica Beard … and! Our Favorite FW DJs

Fashion Week Journal for Monday, February 16

Monday looks a little different at New York Fashion Week—especially so in freezing temperatures and amid the combo Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day long/short weekend.

As we filed into the grandest tent in all of Lincoln Center to see one of the most beloved American eveningwear designers, we sensed everyone had a bit of an adrenaline hangover. Bill, Anna, Grace, Edward, Stefano, et al—and us, too, so we decided to put some framework around today’s post. After all, three is the magic number. Here we go: a trio of sentences and images from all five shows we saw yesterday.

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Images by Jessica Carter

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CFDA Winner Paul Andrew at Nordstrom

Well, we’d hate to say we told you so, but Paul Andrew has been a winner in our eyes since his feminine, edgy collection for Spring ’14 hit our floors. Color us just plain extra happy then, that the footwear genius was awarded the CFDA’s highest honor this week in New York. On the occasion of this Very Big Deal, we spoke to the designer himself as well as the in-house tastemaker who knows his work best. 

“As you can imagine, I’m on cloud nine right now,” Paul Andrew told us. “I’m so excited and so proud to receive this accolade. It is such an incredible honor and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. This is literally a dream come true. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund program has put so many small designers on the map, it has not sunk in that I am now part of that class. To the shoe obsessives of the world, I say ‘stay tuned’! There is much more coming from Paul Andrew; I have ambitions to launch a men’s collection, e-commerce, and am looking to further elaborate on the core offering in my women’s collection, and while there is significant work to be done and much more focus and energy required I could not be more motivated.”

“Our attraction to Paul Andrew stems from his unique designs, which embody both a sexy refinement and focus on fit and comfort. He is genuinely engaged in making women look and feel good,” said John Langston from our designer shoe team. “We’re eager to see the momentum behind his creative direction, lending credibility to his new must-haves in seasons to come.”

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Street Report: Maria Outside Haider Ackermann

This modern, Southwest-inspired sweater is already the season’s must-have style. I am definitely putting this sweater on my shopping list! The oversized, relaxed fit is perfect for the season, and I love how Maria has added some sex appeal to the cozy knit with leather shorts and thigh-high boots. Her mini YSL bag adds just the right hit of gold to the look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Saint Laurent Handbags | Leather Shorts | Over-the-Knee Boots

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Saint Laurent Shoulder Bag | Elizabeth and James Moto Shorts | Paul Andrew Over-the-Knee Boot

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Street Report: Vertical Stripes

A pop-of-color skirt and print-mixing with stripes: this look is classic, modern and feminine.

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Striped Tops | A-Line Skirts | Striped Shoes

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KENZO Stripe Top | Painted Threads Skirt | Paul Andrew Stripe Pump

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Paul Andrew, New to Nordstrom

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For over 15 years, Paul Andrew has been a silent force in footwear, crafting shoes for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. In September of 2012, the British-born, New York-based expat stepped into the spotlight with the launch of his eponymous label. During Paris Fashion Week, The Thread had a tête-à-tête with the designer at his pop-up studio near the Notre-Dame Cathedral and discovered his mission to bring the sexy shoe back.

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