Paul Andrew is set to take the heel helm at Salvatore Ferragamo. The position, which was made vacant in March this year, following the exit of Massimiliano Dzhornetti, has remained empty, until now.

"We are excited to welcome such a dynamic and established talent into the Ferragamo company," confirmed Ferruccio Ferragamo, President of Salvatore Ferragamo. "We have a proud history of nurturing design talent and we believe that Paul's credo very much matches the spirit at the heart of our house. Shaping many of today's stylistic and aesthetic codes in footwear, the brand's pioneering spirit has resulted in iconic inventions that represent landmarks in women's fashion, including the cork wedge and the stiletto heel. Together with Paul, we look forward to continuing our celebration of women and outstanding design, and writing a new chapter in our history."

Also commenting on the new direction for the house was Andrew who said: "Salvatore Ferragamo has been an iconic reference for shoe design and craftsmanship for nearly a century. It is a great honour to be invited to lead the creative vision for the future of its women's shoe division, where the legend began."

Andrew, also has his own eponymous label, while prior to that, the British-born New York-based shoe designer worked for the fashion houses of Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriguez and Alexander McQueen.