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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.


Here’s Paul talking about how a recent trip informed his collection.


The color palette has its roots in Byzantine art and textiles, and the combination of hard gemlike elements and soft woven tapestries reflects the juxtaposition of life, landscape and culture.


Sleek styles with sharp lines and metal details are inspired by the hardware he encountered, and by a particular studded pillow he picked up in the bazaar.





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—Laura Cassidy