Ferragamo Keeps it Crisp for SS19

Ferragamo Keeps it Crisp for SS19

Creating what we surely be the enviable shoe this coming Spring/Summer season, Paul Andrew continues to re-shape Ferragamo's iconic legacy.

Creating what we surely be the enviable shoe this coming Spring/Summer season, Paul Andrew continues to re-shape Ferragamo's iconic legacy.

Photography: Schohaja

Text: AJ Longabaugh

For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, Paul Andrew is making one thing clear: the shoe's the thing. In his show's notes, Andrew revels in Salvatore Ferragamo's legacy and the Florence museum surrounding his career saying, "He bequeathed 15,000 shoes." Embracing a cork and wooden sole, Andrew has taken Ferragamo's shoe game to new heights, exploring the shape, function, and the relationship between sole and which ever companion my select it.

A co-ed collection, Andrew has delivered crisp tailoring and sleek silhouettes that are seemingly less nostalgic and more generational bending. Framing the womenswear roster for spring, there are expertly pleated skirts, pantsuits, black gleaming bibs, sleek trenches, and enviable dresses with an obvious breathability, which often times is easily ignored in design. Stealing the show here are indeed the walkers in this collection.

Taking the shape of a thong sandal with corked wedges or wooden platform soles, Andrew is reimagining the art of the shoe in a most creatively genius of ways. The wooden platforms have intricately cut away shapes, a first move in the sure to be many reinterpretations (or if we are being real, future knock offs...) to come. Paul Andrew is a true original constantly and consistently pushing himself to reach beyond the fray. In casting this show, age inclusion is ever alive with exclusive runway appearances by Carolyn Murphy, Stella Tennant, and Georgina Grenville all walking alongside the roster of usual young things.

V got backstage to take a closer look at Paul Andrew's Salvatore Ferragamo SS19 collection! Peep the collection below:

Credits: PHOTOGRAPHED BY SCHOHAJA

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