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How it all started

After graduating from the Fine Art Academy of Bucharest, I migrated to New York with a dream and a desire to design women’s shoes, particularly New York women. In pursuit of my passion, I graduated from Parsons with MFA in painting and later, I attended FIT to learn shoe designing. Next, I worked under Nathan Clark from Clarks footwear to combine my personal fascination with shoes, technical shoe designing skills, and aspirations to be independent with Nathan’s practical expertise


My Journey At A Glance

‘Once a shoemaker, always a shoemaker.’ These were the words that Nathan said to me that will always stick whenever I think about how my journey started. If you want change, then it is not enough to just dream about it. You need to go out and find what it is that helps you feel alive. For me, that was painting at first and developing a passion of designing shoes later. With the spark of the New York dream in me, I worked hard day and night obsessing over the intricate details of my shoe collection, choosing which materials I would use to make them, and how their creation would connect to the values that I believe in, until I was able to reach where I am today.

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