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2006

Unsatisfied with both her bachelor in marketing and the various jobs Kristina undertook, she channels her creativity into designing a line of belts that she calls Kinza Designs.

Her design studio emerges in the heart of Beirut, nestled in a the basement of her father's office, becoming the birthplace of Kinza Designs.

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2014

Kristina launches the first collaboration line with a Spanish tailor of bullfighter - that pays homage to the rich heritage of traditional Spanish craftsmanship, celebrating the meticulous techniques and rich history associated with the craft of bullfighting attire.

This collaboration marks the debut of the Voyage collection dedicated to honoring both heritage and skilled artisans.

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2015

Kristina moves to Brussels to join her life partner and is today the happy mama of two girls :)

2020

"Cancer changes your perspective on what’s important in life".

In 2020, Kristina is treated for an aggressive type of breast cancer. And since Kinamania supports cancer research through profit sharing with the limited-edition collaboration shoes with contemporary artists.

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The first limited edition collaboration with Arabic type designer Lara Captan that supports cancer research.

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2021

The first iconic derby shoe - THE JOPLIN - is introduced to the Kinamania lines. The Atelier line comes to life.

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2021

February : design studio opens in Brussels where Kristina creates her shoes and bag prototypes and gives creative workshops.

The lines come to life through the skilled hands of artisans in Portugal and Lebanon.

2021

First nomad boutique opens in the EU neighborhood of Brussels - Square Jourdan - from May to July.

The objective of this nomad boutique is to trial the shoe lines, explore the local neighborhood, and gain deeper insights into the Kinamania community.

2021

Second nomad boutique opens in Brussels - Square Saint Pierre. October-December.

2022-2023

Third nomad boutique opens in Brussels in the prestigious Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert - in the heart of the old city . This one lasts 14months! May 2022 - July 2023.

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With the insights gained from her boutique experiences, Kristina chooses to leave the Royal Galleries to integrate into a more local Brussels neighbourhood, connecting with and being a part of the daily lives of Brussels residents. Next step : the opening of the permanent flagship !

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2022

The Soft Line comes to life. This line was launched after the dramatic August 4, 2020 Beirut explosion. "Since the explosion, Lebanon, has been facing a mega-crisis and my aim is, in my own modest way, to give a financial stability to Lebanese artisans and their families. A series of six mini-reportages will take you on the project's journey, from idea to project launch."

Watch 961 - Episode 1 and if you'd like to watch the other reportages - follow the READ MORE link below :)

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2022

Kristina is recognized by the Maison Veuve Clicquot Bold Future Award as a soulful entrepreneur.

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2023

Showroom in Beirut opens, and managed by Kristina's mother, and forever ambassador, Elise Zouein.

2024

Flagship to open in Brussels. Kristina chose to open her flagship in an international area with a neighborhood feel. Stay tuned!

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