Blog by founder


  • The Royal Galleries Brussels & The 961

    I've been silent, yet active! Two major announcements for you today 😊 The 961 Beirut Collection & my next R O Y A L pop up location!    // Introducing the 961 Beirut...

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  • New point of sale : LOKAL #slowfashion boutique

    LOKAL slowfashion boutique makes room for the iconic Kinamania derby - The Joplin - in its charming boutique in the heart of #Brussels at 18 rue des Eperonniers 18, 1000 Bxl....

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  • Interview by Delphine Remy

    It’s been 2 years since I was diagnosed with #breastcancer, I went through chimio, surgery, radiotherapy and the biopsy results after this peculiar journey were to my advantage. I “beat...

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  • Kinamania X L'Artisan Du Liban

    L'Artisan du Liban (ADL), is a social enterprise that aims at preserving Lebanese handicrafts and cultural heritage. They approached me to design a 7-piece collection of slippers & leather goods (bags, wallets...

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  • Collaboration with HELMo Mode Belgian fashion school

      I was approached by Belgian fashion school HELMo Mode to give a leather-craft workshop to their 2nd year students. One of HELMo Mode 's main objectives is to reinforce the value and expertise of craftsmanship in...

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  • When I grow up.

    When was it that you were able to answer the “what do you want to be when you grow up” question? It was only years passed – unconvincing - college...

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  • The "Simple is hard" lesson from my wabi sabi mentor

    It was 12 years ago, that I walked in the Johnny Farah (JF) House of leather accessories in Beirut, Lebanon. And there he was, sitting on an Arne Jacobsen leather...

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  • Why I want KINAMANIA to be a brand for a cause

    This blog post is a personal one. It is not meant to be dramatic or sad, but rather factual and hopeful. Some of you know me personally, some just by...

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  • Pop Up Les Ephémères

    KINAMANIA X Les Ephémères Pop Up For the holiday season, we popped up with Les Ephémères in a lovely creative space in the trendy bohemian neighbourhood of the Marolles in Brussels, where we introduced our...

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  • Meeting with the Shoe Maker

    Meeting with the shoe maker. I just got back from a two-day trip to Portugal to meet with the shoe maker and take decisions for the upcoming KinaMania derbies collection...

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  • Pop Up Les Marolles

    KINAMANIA POP UP JUNE 22-23 IN THE MAROLLES, BRUSSELS Three weeks ago, KinaMania popped up with 4 other brands in the Marolles neighbourhood of Brussels for a 2-day boutique concept....

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  • @ Kanal Centre Pompidou

    KINAMANIA X KANAL CENTRE POMPIDOU So much happening these days for KINAMANIA, with more to come in the near future. I can proudly announce that carefully selected styles of the kina...

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  • The Mania for Kinas

    THE MANIA FOR KINAS The mania for kinas – in other words the kinamania – began with a line of abarca-inspired flats. The popular Spanish sandal, is where it all started...

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  • The sneaker sandal

    THE 'SNEADAL'  A kinamaniac calls them the “sneadals”. She bought a kina pair of abarcas and she just can’t take them off! Most of us, women especially, have countless pairs...

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  • KINAMANIA collaborates with NGOs

      KINAMANIA X SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY The people that we collaborate with are the most significant part of our work and of the products that you purchase from KINAMANIA. Artists, artisans...

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