Paul Andrew

Our Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the founder of Paul Andrew. Launched in 2012, Paul Andrew has established himself as footwear's rising star. His designs are daring and practical, combining luxury and handmade craftsmanship with the latest technology.

Astrological sign?

Lucky number?

Favorite color?

Morning, Noon, or Night?

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?

Red, White, or Rosé?

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?

Cashmere, Silk, or Linen?

Black, White, or Color?

Is your closet messy or neat?

What’s your favorite room in your home?
The Living room

What do you collect?
Robert Motherwell prints.

Dream dinner guest?
Jennifer Saunders

Sunday ritual?
Morning run

Favorite flower?

Favorite scent?
Potpourri from Santa Maria Novella.

Cheat meal?

Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite?
Hotel Esencia

Talent you’d like to have?
To be able to design on the computer. I draw everything by hand.

Quality you want to be remembered by?
I hope it would be generosity and loyalty to my friends.

Best thing about where you are from?
I grew up in Berkshire in England, so perhaps the view of Windsor Castle from my family home. My father was the upholsterer to the queen for many years and I learned so much about craft and tradition from him.

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
With regards to my own designs, I strive to create luxury, sustainably considered footwear that not only looks good but feels good too. Shoes that are designed to be fashionable but also to stand the test of time.

What was the inspiration behind starting your brand?
If I’d not been a fashion designer, I would have been an architect and my new shoe collection has three identifiable elements that take inspiration from key sculptural and architectural influences; the jean arp inspired curvaceous heel, the graphic ‘A’ buckles (for ‘Andrew’) and the plexiglass cube accessory that adorns the foot with sleek color and transparency. There is a slick minimalism, versatility and a colorful, refined femininity to the collection.

Give three words that describe your brand?
Sculptural, Minimal and Feminine.