Paul Andrew confirms exit from Ferragamo

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Paul Andrew has confirmed his departure from Salvatore Ferragamo following a five-year stint as creative director.

The British designer joined the Italian luxury label as head of women's footwear design in September 2016, and by February 2019, was promoted to creative director of both the men's and women's fashion categories.

But after several weeks of speculation, Andrew took to Instagram on Thursday to officially announce his exit.

"After five years, with pride and a heavy heart, I've decided it's time for a new challenge," he posted. "In May, I will step down as Creative Director of Ferragamo. It's been a true honour to give new life to Salvatore's legacy, his genius design and ground-breaking innovation. I will always be grateful for this opportunity, and proud of the work I have accomplished."

Andrew, who put his namesake footwear label on hold in early 2019, did not elaborate on his future plans.

However, he did make a point of thanking his colleagues at Ferragamo for their ongoing support.

"A huge thank you for the dedication of my incredibly talented team and collaborators. Thank you also for the generosity of the fashion industry and Ferragamo's clients around the world, who have been so supportive of my vision. It has been a truly fantastic journey, filled with so much passion and joy. I make this departure feeling blessed for the experience and very excited for what the future holds," the designer added.

Bosses at Ferragamo have not yet named Andrew's successor.