Put a spring in your step with an icon revamped
Some might say don’t fix what ain’t broken, but Paul Andrew subscribes to the adage that to improve is to change. For spring/summer 2020, the footwear maestro turned creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo decided to reimagine the brand’s beloved Vara flat, designed 41 years ago by Fiamma Ferragamo, daughter of the House’s founder. With lightness and modernity in mind, the shoe now has a sleeker pointed toe, a supersized bow and sculptural block heels informed by the work of American contemporary artist and sculptor Richard Serra. When Andrew began work on his new collection, he filled his mood board with images of Italian summers in the ’80s, when days were long and languid, basking under the sun, surrounded by sand and sea. His new Viva shoes reflect that breezy summertime spirit, with the hues of blue skies and clear seas rendered on denim, suede and leather—get ready to be whisked away on a sweet escape. The Viva is $990 and is available at Salvatore Ferragamo, #01-40 & #02-42 Paragon (tel: 6738 3206).
BY JEFFREY YAN. PHOTOGRAPHY: DONPENNY / STUDIOD. STYLING: JESSIE LIEBMAN