Andrew, who debuted his collection for spring ’13, was up against Aurora James of Brother Vellies and Gigi Burris.
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.
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.”
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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.
For a full look at Andrews fall ’16 collection, click through the gallery.