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KORA MANCINI hails from the country that gave the world Brancusi and has been a New York resident since 2001. This multifaceted designer began training in her native Romania, earning Masters degrees from Bucharest University and subsequently, Parsons in New York.


After an extensive art career and successful renown in Europe, Mancini trained in footwear design at Fashion Institute of Technology. Upon completing her training in design, Kora was ushered into the shoemaking industry by Nathan Clark, the renowned footwear icon who created the famous Desert Boot.


Her exposure to Clark’s fine craftsmanship is evident in her work and has inspired her to focus on six benchmarks of quality; uniqueness, durability, relevance, aesthetics, welness and authenticity.


With this keen understanding of quality, Kora has successfully launched and rebranded a wide array of domestic and international contemporary footwear labels.

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