leMastro, two young women in an old, all-male trade.
leMastro are us, Francesca Latini and Giovanna D'Ulisse, two thirty-year-old artists who live and work in Rome, graduated in Fashion and Costume Sciences and with the Diploma as a Model Maker, and the other in History of Contemporary Art. Our adventure begins 3 years ago, moved by curiosity and desire to do, we "meet" in a shop, one of those that start the sweet life of Made in Italy, a brand of quality, beauty and a guarantee recognized throughout the world. And it is in the workshop that he has studied and inherited the trade of two masters of footwear: Mario Vitalucci and Orazio Giustiniani. This is where we learned the art of making shoes by hand and made to measure.
What makes craftsmanship unique is the possibility that analysis takes the form of careful processing. You learn to appreciate the beauty of time in details and it is precisely this that differentiates our work, making every single object, for us and for the wearer.
Thus, in 2015 LeMastro was born, our all-female project. Hence the choice of the name of our brand. In jargon, the "mastro", masculine noun, is the master, the one who transmits, through a daily teaching, the techniques and the secrets of the art of shoemaking. Today, we, LeMastro, feminine noun, we want to clear this "normality" reinterpreting our shoes in a modern way. Creativity, art and technique.