After leaving his family’s business last November, Scott Silverstein is back on the footwear scene with his own venture.
The new firm, The Silverstein Co., will launch at the August FFANY show. As part of the debut, Silverstein will introduce footwear under the Adrianna Papell name. Papell is most well known for its special-occasion dresses.
“The fact that my background is a perfect fit for their brand helps make this very exciting,” said Silverstein, who spent 18 years at the helm of Nina and 33 years at the firm. He left due to differences with the board regarding strategy at the company.
He added, “The Adrianna Papell [team] is very excited about having footwear under the brand. They have been wonderful partners in getting all of this going.”
Silverstein said he expects to add more names to the portfolio down the road.