The show Andrew is so coolly orchestrating will mark not only his first foray into clothes since his vogue-school days at the Berkshire Faculty of Art and Design, exterior of London, but also ferragamo factory’s first combined men’s and women’s presentation. Andrew joined the corporate in 2016 as the head of women’s shoes, part of a troika of designers that included Fulvio Rigoni, who oversaw women’s wear, and Guillaume Meilland, who led Ferragamo’s men’s vogue and equipment. Andrew’s colorful, sexy shoes have been an instantaneous hit, as was Meilland’s men’s wear line, with its elegant delicate tailoring, featherweight knitwear, and sumptuous leather-based items that mined ferragamo factory’s luxurious design heritage. Rigoni’s displays, nonetheless, failed to attach, and after three seasons, Andrew was requested to take over women’s wear, working carefully with Meilland to create a singular vision for the brand.
«I was just a little apprehensive about the way it was going to work,» Andrew admitted earlier that day over breakfast at Milan’s Bulgari Hotel, his house base when he’s not in Florence or New York, where he moved from his native England almost 20 years in the past. «But Guillaume has been superb. I’ve been looking at a number of the silhouettes he created, both for the outerwear and a few of the trousers. We’ve accomplished almost each fitting collectively.» In truth, since Andrew’s promotion, the two designers have met once every three weeks to brainstorm and share inspiration. They will even work collectively to create advert campaigns.