Tabitha Simmons was named Accessories Designer of the Year at last night’s CFDA awards. This is the 2nd CFDA award for the footwear designer who previously won a British Fashion award. Simmons launched her line in 2009 and is known for using exotic skins for her shoes and detailing them with eyelets and ornate embellishments.
Paul Andrew’s highly anticipated collection for J. Crew has finally arrived. Andrew’s collection is part of J. Crew collaboration with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners. The collection includes fringed sandals in cerulean blue and Andrew’s signature pumps in suede and floral. Shoes are available for pre-order today and are expected to be available on June 3rd.
Paul Andrew took home the top prize at the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fund awards last night. He launched his footwear line with his Spring 2013 Collection. The response to his shoes in just two short years has been nothing short of amazing. They have become a regular on the red carpet gracing the feet of celebs like Lupita Nyongo, Poppy Delevigne and Victoria Beckham to name my few. Winning the CFDA/Vogue prize proves that he is a creative force to be reckoned with in the footwear arena. The CFDA/Vogue prize was instrumental in catapulting the careers of Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra so it will be interesting to watch Paul Andrew’s trajectory. Congratulations again to Paul Andrew!