Paul Andrew Wins Swarovski Award For Accessory Design At CFDAs

Paul Andrew was crowned with a big win at the 2016 CFDA Awards. The designer was named the winner of the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design on Monday night in New York.

Andrew, who debuted his collection for spring ’13, was up against Aurora James of Brother Vellies and Gigi Burris.

Paul Andrew CFDA Awards 2016
Paul Andrew with Jessica Chastain.
CREDIT: AP Images.
Paul Andrew Pre-Fall '16 Shoes
Paul Andrew pre-fall ’16.
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Since the launch, Andrew quickly gained attention from top retailers and the A-list celebrity set. His signature Zenadia pump is spotted on top stars including Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, Allison Williams and Olivia Wilde.

Allison Williams Celebrity Statement Shoes Spring 2016
April 2016: Allison Williams stepped out for a fundraiser in Los Angeles wearing Paul Andrew’s Zenadia pumps in blue.
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During an exclusive interview with Footwear News last June, Andrew said, “It feels like I’m going from fledgling designer to someone who is more known. I’m not an established brand by any stretch, but all of the sexy buzz isn’t the same as when I launched. Now, it’s really about the product and sustaining growth. And that’s exciting for me.”

Recently, the designer presented his first men’s collection for a fall ’16 launch. He also debuted an exclusive Gold Collection for Lane Crawford.

Paul Andrew Gold Collection
Paul Andrew Oralie. Black satin with 24K gold-plated heel, $1,200.
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Last year, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel were awarded the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design at the annual event.

In 2014, Andrew was named the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. As a result, he worked closely with Diane von Furstenberg and mentor Tory Burch.

2015 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Party
Aurora James (center) and Paul Andrew (right).
CREDIT: Courtesy Image/BFA.


Paul Andrew Pre-Fall '16 Shoes
Paul Andrew pre-fall ’16 style.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

For a full look at Andrews fall ’16 collection, click through the gallery.

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