Paule and Marine, who have worked at some of the biggest fashion houses (Dior, Chloé, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy to name a few), met at the beginning of 2016 at a luxury shoe factory in Venise.

Our Story

Story

We are committed to creating fashion that is sustainable and respectful of the environment.

Timeless and ethical luxury

Paule and Marine, who have worked at some of the biggest fashion houses (Dior, Chloé, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy to name a few), met at the beginning of 2016 at a luxury shoe factory in Venise.

Together they had the idea of creating a luxury brand that would not only embrace their commitment to crafting timeless and genuine products, but also to being respectful, sharing, ethically engaged and transparent in the process.

From this foundation, Nomasei was born. A brand that would take its inspiration from both the lives of strong, free and independent women, and dance for its freedom of gesture.

It was a small luxury shoe factory in the village of Montopoli, Tuscany, that helped the Nomasei idea take shape. Paule and Marine, who shared the core values of this family business, decided to partner with them and adopt dominant colors for Nomasei that would seal their collaboration: red Montopoli, a terra-cotta red typically found in the Toscan hills and the Sienna earth; and off-white, the color of the Pompeii marbles.

Our Philosophy

Philosophy

The hand is action: it grasps, it creates,
and at times it would even seem like it thinks. (Henri Focillon)

Processes that are respectful
of the environment and people

Nomasei embodies well-thought-out shapes, high-quality materials, processes that are respectful of the environment and people, ethical engagement, and radical transparency.

Nomasei represents the work of the hands. “Noma” comes from the word “mano”, the hand in Italian, with a twist; and “Sei” means “six” in Italian, because every creation is the result of a collaboration between the work of multiple hands, skills and know-how, coming together around one idea that eventually becomes creation.

Observing and embracing the best practices of the handcrafted tradition, every piece has a story: a story of time, quality and design, where each stage of the creative process holds the imprint of each hand that has touched it.

Going against the frenetic pace that fashion dictates today, Nomasei is a lab and a space that values freedom of expression and creativity. Open to all, its form will take each time the shape of its collaborators’ various inputs, inspirations and discoveries. Nomasei is a project that blends timeless values and fashion sensibility, as well as a shoe brand that wants sharing and transparency to become the pillars of a new kind of luxury brand.