Paul An­drew makes his de­but as de­sign di­rec­tor for women’s shoes at Sal­va­tore Fer­rag­amo; fine jew­ellery brands de­sign pieces that are tougher than nails; and Ol­lie Quinn has a global view on eye­wear.

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The late SAL­VA­TORE FER­RAG­AMO was a favourite of Hol­ly­wood leg­ends like Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and Greta Garbo. When Paul An­drew was hired as de­sign di­rec­tor for women’s shoes at Fer­rag­amo in Septem­ber 2016, it seemed, as they say, a per­fect fit. An­drew had a red car­pet hit last sum­mer with his own Ze­na­dia pump, and he worked with Alexan­der McQueen, Nar­ciso Ro­driguez and Donna Karan be­fore start­ing his own line. An­drew says this newly cre­ated role is his op­por­tu­nity “to in­tro­duce Fer­rag­amo to a new gen­er­a­tion of women.” It also means he now di­vides his time be­tween his home in New York and the Fer­rag­amo ate­lier in Florence, Italy. “I get to col­lab­o­rate with true ar­ti­sans,” he ex­plains. “Many of the crafts­men and craftswomen at Fer­rag­amo have been mak­ing shoes by hand for gen­er­a­tions.”

For his de­but, An­drew held true to the brand’s mid-heel heights that we love (think Alexa Chung in the Vara shoe) but added sexy num­bers, like a gold-heeled lace-up san­dal in pur­ple or black. “The gold col­umn heel was born from an orig­i­nal cre­ation by Sal­va­tore Fer­rag­amo in 1939,” he ex­plains. “I reimag­ined this de­sign de­tail as a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Fer­rag­amo’s glam­orous legacy.” Our early fall favourite is the sock bootie in red and black with “Fer­rag­amo” mono­grammed on the rib­bing.

MAR­I­LYN MON­ROE IN

FER­RAG­AMO, 1949; LILY COLLINS IN

FER­RAG­AMO SATIN PEEP-TOE PLAT­FORM PUMPS, 2017

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