Libby Edelman, one of the creative visionaries behind the Sam Edelman brand, will rejoin the Sam Edelman team in a new role to help drive the marketing and licensing of the Sam Edelman brand. She will also provide a creative vision to the evolution of the Sam Edelman brand as it continues to expand with new opportunities.
Libby Edelman, one of the creative visionaries behind the Sam Edelman brand, will rejoin the Sam Edelman team in a new role to help drive the marketing and licensing of the Sam Edelman brand. (Photo: Business Wire)“Libby has been an integral part of the success of the Sam Edelman brand over the years, and we are thrilled to have her back on the team,” said Diane Sullivan, president and CEO of Brown Shoe Company. “Nobody knows Sam better than Libby, and she can help take his voice and integrate it throughout everything the brand is doing, from footwear to intimate apparel to outwear.” “I took some time off to replenish my creative spirit through photography and travel, including a trip to Peru for Soles4Souls, an organization that collects new and used shoes for those in need,” said Edelman. “I had a great time but it felt right to come back refreshed and ready to synergize my energy with Sam’s new projects and collections. Even though I know him very well, he always surprises me with his ideas and that is an inspiring environment to be a part of.” For more than 30 years, Sam and Libby have worked not only as life partners, but also as business partners, beginning with the very successful launch of the Esprit footwear business in 1983 and again in 1987 with the launch of the Sam & Libby brand.