Born in 1934, Robert Clergerie falls in love with the universe of shoes at Charles Jourdan. A few years later, he decides to launch his own shoe brand. To control all manufacturing steps to his standards, he acquires the ‘J. Fenestrier’ ateliers in 1978, thus acquiring archives dating back to 1895 and a manufactury with top craftsmen. In 1981, the Robert Clergerie brand is born.
As a precursor, Mr. Clergerie seeks innovation in simplicity through all his collections. He is passionated about craftsmanship and the preservation of savoir-faire. A master of volume, he innovates with daring concepts like men’s shoes for women and he introduces new manufacturing techniques.
Clergerie’s creations, renowned for quality, design, comfort with a touch of elegance, earned him the title of “Best Designer of the Year” three times and a place in the American Footwear Association Hall of Fame.