Celebrity shoe designer Sam Edelman made a guest appearence at “Belk The Summit” for a very special event supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Sam met with fans, showcasing his spring collection, and making a generous donation to the BCRFA, which Belk has agreed to match.
I had the prestigious pleasure of interviewing Mr. Edelman for TheBlaqueBook viewers. I must say that he is the epitome of a designer.
Tell us how you got interested in shoe design?
“…I had to put together a collection of shoes out of California, I really had never done it before. I remember sitting in my office, and I was alone while Libby was at home with our baby who is currently our Vice President of Sales, and I had to figure out how to design shoes. I remember starting with Footwear News and playing with the shapes and colors. It takes a tremendous amount of research.
Who is the woman who wears Sam Edelman shoes?
“She is usually 17-29 years old, fashion-forward and culturally aware girl who has a creative and individual sense of style. She’s daring with her wardrobe, mixing high and low as well as vintage with seasonal collections; she comes across as an effortless dresser.”
What are the various types of materials you require for shoe designing?
“We work a lot with leathers, fabrics, and other superior quality materials.”
If you could give any advice to your fans, what would it be?
“Be fearless, creative.. live a creative life.”
…we asked a few more questions, but I will released a video with the full interview.
[ B.'s look ]
Thrifted Collegiate Blazer
Tommy Hilfiger Button Down
H&M Red Chino
By the way, Tim Gunn of The Parsons School of Design and the notable television reality series “Project Runway” was also present today. He is the realist of the real in the industry for a better choice of words.