Franco Sarto creates timeless, wearable styles for the modern woman.
Born in the outskirts of Venice, Mr. Sarto was an apprentice craftsman by age 14, working in a shoe factory hand-lasting shoes with hammer and nail. By his early twenties, he moved to Stra—the epicenter of Italian shoe design— and opened a design studio. Mr. Sarto’s exquisite designs featured effortlessly elegant lines and sumptuous leathers. His following grew as the brand began to expand and meet the needs of savvy, fashionable women everywhere. It is Mr. Sarto’s start as a cobbler and his vision as a designer that made him a rarity in the business, designing shoes both with the skill of a craftsman and the passion of an artist. His shoes are, in a word, bella!