Amina Muaddi

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Alma materIstituto Europeo di Design
  • Fashion designer
  • Shoemaker
  • co-founder

Amina Muaddi is a fashion designer, shoemaker and co-founder of the eponymous fashion brand.

Early life

Muaddi was born in Romania and is of Jordanian and Romanian decent. Following her birth, the Muaddi family relocated to Amman.[1] She spent most of her childhood growing up between Jordan, Romania, and Italy.[2] Muaddi completed her education at the European Institute of Design in Milan.[3] While studying, she did an internship at Bridal Vogue. She later did internships working as a fashion assistant at L’Uomo Vogue and at GQ US in New York. [4]


After completing her education, Muaddi gained an interest in designing footwear so she moved to Riviera del Brenta.[4] There, she worked with artisans and suppliers which allowed her to develop shoe components. [5] She co-founded her first brand,Oscar Tiye in Milan.[6] She later moved to Paris and worked with Alexandre Vauthier on his footwear line.[7]

In 2018, she co-founded her own label, Amina Muaddi. [8] The Amina Muaddi brand has launched a luxury collection of shoes, bags and jewellery. [9] The products are currently designed in Paris and manufactured in Italy.[4] Her shoes are notable for it's unique pyramid-style heel which gained the attention of celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Cardi B and Kylie Jenner.[10] In December 2019, Muaddi was hired by Rihanna to design footwear for Fenty (fashion house) and their first collection was launched in July 2020. [11]


  1. Minthe, Caterina (2019-04-12). "This is How Amina Muaddi Became the Best Footwear Designer of the Year". Vogue.
  2. Beljanski, Tanja (2019-11-14). "Why Celebrities are Obsessed with Amina Muaddi's Statement Footwear". L'Officiel.
  3. Eugénie, Trochu (2020-07-15). "Parisienne style inspiration: Inside the wardrobe of Amina Muaddi". Vogue.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Soar, Sophie (2020-08-17). "How I Became... A Footwear Designer". Business of Fashion.
  5. Beljanski, Tanja (2019-12-06). "The Dazzling Shoes of Amina Muaddi". L'Officiel.
  6. Eytan, Declan (2015-02-20). "Sex Sells: The Emerging Designer Behind The Hottest Heels In Hollywood". Forbes.
  7. Al Shatti, Nouriah (2016-01-27). "Alexandre Vauthier's Shoe Collab with Amina Muaddi". Vogue.
  8. Bougro, Augustin (2020-03-04). "This shoe designer has created the perfect party girl capsule collection". Vogue.
  9. Schumacker, Annie (2020-11-22). "Amina Muaddi Has Added Statement Jewelry and Handbags to Her Footwear Empire". Vogue.
  10. Allam, Roula (2020-08-02). "Stepping Up: Amina Muaddi's Fierce and Playful Party Shoe Label". About Her.
  11. Shirley, Kristen (2020-11-12). "Rihanna Launches New Fenty Footwear Designed By Amina Muaddi". Forbes.

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