Collaboration between Sam Edelman and SCAD Students Leads to Exclusive Nordstrom Capsule Collection

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An exclusive capsule collection, created in collaboration with students from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), will be unveiled at Nordstrom by the illustrious shoe brand Sam Edelman.

This collaboration, made possible by SCADpro, the innovative design studio at SCAD, brings together the unique viewpoints of SCAD’s brilliant students with the extensive experience of designer Sam Edelman.


Sam Edelman and SCAD Students


In conjunction with Nordstrom’s ‘Make Room for Shoes’ campaign, which honors the retailer’s extensive shoe history dating back to 1901, the Sam Edelman x SCAD capsule collection introduces five unique sneaker styles.

Discover this one-of-a-kind collection that showcases the perfect blend of artistry and workmanship at any of Nordstrom’s 33 locations nationwide or on

Mentoring the upcoming generation of talent is essential to Sam Edelman’s commitment to the future of design,” stated Jesse Edelman, General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Sam Edelman division. Working with students at SCAD demonstrates our dedication to supporting up-and-coming artists and designers by giving them a place to share their ideas while receiving feedback from an experienced company.

Because their son Jesse went to SCAD, Sam and Libby Edelman—who is both a business partner and a source of inspiration for Sam—have strong ties to the university. Sam Edelman’s Summer Internship Program is a major source of employment for the Edelman family; eight SCAD alums are now working full-time for the company.

“Working with Sam Edelman and Libby on this project was really incredible,” Michael Mack, a shoe and accessory design professor at SCAD who led the class, said. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, their team gave our students a taste of what it’s like to work in the industry and how seasonal products are made. Many of the students are having their first taste of working as shoe designers for a well-known company, and their unique voices shine through in each of their designs. It is a thrilling fulfillment of their dreams to have their creations displayed at Nordstrom.

Sam Edelman and SCAD demonstrate a common dedication to innovation and the development of young talent in the field of design through their mentoring and collaboration programs.

Ethan Sullivan

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