Meeting and having the chance to chit - chat with Paul Andrew, a British-born & US based footwear and accessory designer were truly a memorable experience to me. The short talk I had with this humble designer opened my eyes about creativity, ideas, and the life of a designer.
Paul came to Jakarta to introduce his Hongkong-inspired (a city that captivates the global imagination with its intersections of craft and industry, tradition and technology) Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The collection consists of jaw-dropping shoes with vibrant colors and beautiful ornaments. The glass-heeled shoe above is one of his favorite from the collection. The floral embelishements are sewn on mesh fabric that match the skin when worn, giving a transparent effect.
The vibrant and colorful pumps are the best sellers and many people's favorites. They're not only stylish, but also comfortable when worn. Paul created a comfy cushion as he does pay attention to comfort of a shoe. "To look good, you have to feel good." said Paul when he's asked what's the key to find the perfect shoe for ourselves. Celebrities like Emma Watson and Keira Knightley are fans of his shoes and were spotted wearing them to red carpets.
This is the 'star' of the S/S 2016 collection. The embroidered silk jacquard fabric and metal heel stole the attention of the people that came to the launch of his new collection at On Pedder, Plaza Indonesia.
Paul Andrew never fails to create awesome design through his creativity that he often gets from traveling. Learning the culture and blending in with the locals are where his inspirations come from. That's why, every new collection of his brand has different city / country theme! He told us that he once visited Bali and he's very pleased with the hospitality of Balinese people and as well as the culture there.
Paul, I'll be waiting for an "Indonesia" inspired collection, please ;)
|Top: Label8, Skirt: Zara, Heels: Schutz, Bag: Fendi|
This was my outfit on that day.
Thank you so much Plaza Indonesia for the opportunity!