Silverstein previously served as the VP of 7 For All Mankind’s U.S. wholesale business from 2012 to 2014 and working with both men’s and women’s denim. She later moved on to Parker, where she helped grow the upscale New York brand as the head of the business.
Although 7 For All Mankind operates its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, Silverstein will be working from a New York office, where she will lead operations on both coasts.
“7 For All Mankind is the founder of premium denim and forged the way for other brands that followed,” Silverstein said. “This feels like coming home. I know the brand and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the incredible team as we continue to execute the global brand’s existing growth strategy and really focus on getting to know and serving our customers better.”
Isaac Dabah, CEO of 7 For All Mankind’s parent company Delta Galil, was optimistic about the appointment, pointing to Silverstein’s 20 years of industry experience working for companies like Saks Fifth Avenue and her first-hand knowledge of the denim label’s inner workings.
“We are very pleased to welcome Suzanne back to 7 for All Mankind to lead the brand as it approaches its 20th anniversary,” Dabah said in a statement. “Her demonstrated leadership skills—particularly as evidenced by the growth of contemporary fashion brand Parker, coupled with her deep understanding of the brand’s heritage, will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand 7 For All Mankind into its next phase of growth.”
In pursuit of its own accelerated growth, 7 For All Mankind also hired Simon Spurr as the brand’s global creative director back in January. Spurr’s career mirrors Silverstein’s in many ways; he has 20 years of experience in the industry, working for designers like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Yves Saint Laurent, before moving on and launching his own brand.
It’s been a busy year of hiring for 7 For All Mankind. At the time of Spurr’s hiring, the brand tapped both Margaret Maldonado, the co-founder of L’Agence, as the senior design director of women’s ready-to-wear and former Diesel director, Alessandra Pesavento, to take over the brand’s creative product direction in Europe.