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Faber

(n) craftsman
(adj) imaginative

Novella

(adj) new
(n) story

At Faber Novella, the story begins with you. Our bespoke shoes are customized with your own personal vision and are handcrafted in Italy for a superior fit and exceptional quality.

Victoria Burlacu

Faber Novella's Founder

Victoria Burlacu, founder of Faber Novella, was inspired by her mother’s belief that every woman deserves to curate her own personal style. Her love of high-quality, bespoke fashion began at a young age.

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“Growing up in Moldova during Soviet times, there was not a lot of variety of fashion available in the stores, but at the time, tailoring was fairly accessible. I got my first bespoke tailored suit when I was fourteen. Every year I would acquire one new piece; I did not have a vast wardrobe like we have today, but the few custom-made tailored pieces I had were very special to me; they were uniquely mine.”
Despite living in eight countries across the world, Victoria struggled to find shoes that suited her personal style and desires. The heel was too high, the fit was inapt, the color not to her taste. She embarked on a journey to create high-quality yet accessible shoes - shoes that are customized by hand to complement the unique identity of the wearer.
Shoes that allow women to bring their own creative vision to life.
Victoria travelled to Vigevano, Italy’s luxury shoe capital, where she spent two years working with master craftsmen to develop Faber Novella’s signature styles, curating each custom-made feature with the highest attention to detail.

Milica Stankovic

Faber Novella's Creative Director

The Faber Novella story was complete with the collaboration of long-term friend and Creative Director Milica Stankovic, winner of the 2014 Who is on Next? Vogue Italy award.  Born in Belgrade, Milica studied in Brisbane, Australia before mastering her trade at several Parisian luxury houses alongside Jean Paul Gaultier and Jean Claude Jitrois in a domain particularly close to her heart - the leather.

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Milica shared in Victoria’s vision to create a collection focused on self-expression, while supporting the Italian craftsmanship. We believe that a woman deserves the perfect fit; for her lifestyle, her personality and her ambition. Begin your Faber Novella journey with a shoe as unique as your footprint.