Ermis Nava opened his shop in Modena, Italy, in 1951 after many years as an apprentice in the shoe business. His original shop was in via del Veronese and quickly developed into one of the area’s most thriving artisan laboratories. Mr. Nava canvassed the entire country to source the best material for his customers.
After many years spent in the fashion business, Patrick wants to promote the hidden excellence present in Italy that is privy to local Italians only. Due to his work, he knows how Italy is full of world class artisans who just don't have the scale and funding to increase the reach of their voice. He teams up with Jattin, a veteran of the luxury Italian shoe business, to scout some of the best heritage artisans and promote their work, in the spirit of his grandfathers search for excellence.
Ermis Nava's artisans have mastered the craft of shoe making since the very young age, with countless hours spent in the family shop. Roberto M. is a magician of style, able to create incredible styles with unparalleled quality. Roberto P. is a virtuoso of technique. No skill is too high for his masterful hands and no detail too little. Together they are the hands behind each of Ermis Nava's products.