Robert Clergerie is French shoemaker. He started his career in 1970 when he joined the Group Charles Jourdan.
After a few years of collaboration with Mr Roland Jourdan, he decided to buy the Société Romanaise De La Chaussure, manufacturer of the brand unic et Joseph Fenestrier.
There he brought back the company to life and in 1981 he launched a new line that bears his name for women taking inspiration from the masculine universe of the company and its traditional culture. This new line gains an immediate success in France and so he opened his first store in Paris.
In 1987 Robert Clergerie received the award of “Best Designer of the Year” by Footwear News Magazine.
In 1990 and 1992 Robert Clergerie received again the “Best Designer of the Year” award form Footwear News Magazine.
In 1996 Robert Clergerie decided to leave for retirement and sold his shares to financial investors. But the trade Virus pushed him to come back and so in December 2001, he purchased the company that carries his name and decided to be involved again in the design of collections.
Robert Clergerie was honoured a fourth time by the Fashion Footwear Association of the New York with the award of “Best Industrialist of the Year”.
In 2005 he was also intronized to the “Hall of Fame” of Footwear News Magazine and FFANY.
In September 2012 Roland Mouret was named the new creative director of the footwear brand.
In the shoes industry, the name of Robert Clergerie is associated with simplicity, research of purity in the design, but also the quality of fitting, on his philosophy.
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