Officine Creative was conceived in 1968 by Nazzareno Di Rosa, who started his laboratory of shoemaking and leather craft in the Medieval Italian town of Montegranaro in central Italy, close to the Adriatic Sea. Montegranaro, the surrounding province of Fermo and the larger surrounding region of Le Marche are considered the world’s leading centers for the production of high quality footwear in the true tradition of the Italians. The shoe-making heritage of this area dates as far back as the 400th century. Made in Montegranaro is in itself a stamp of excellence and quality.
Today, Officine Creative is lead by Nazzareno’s two sons, Roberto and Luca Di Rosa. Together they run the internationally renowned shoe factory Calzaturificio Duca del Nord. The brothers are known for pioneering techniques like washing, burning and object dyeing their leather goods, using over 100 processes to achieve an authentic, lived-in patina for their shoes. They perpetually explore avenues of avant-garde innovation and advancement in their industry, resulting in a unique and beautiful product imbued with individuality and personal attention. Unbound by convention and driven by innovation, this uniquely Italian know-how of shoemaking and leather craft is carefully overseen by a trusted collective of passionate craftspeople within the Officine Creative workshop.
The elegance of an Officine Creative shoe is modern and sophisticated, yet each has a well-loved antique charm to it. The length of the heels, slope of the soles and slim lines of the arch and toe speak to all the traditions of achieving classic beauty. These time-honored skills and knowledge are a unique expression of Italian creativity and regard for fine quality.