Rihanna was among the first to embrace the label and was first spotted in the spring wearing Muaddi’s distinctly sexy mules featuring a signature flared heel.
According to Footwear News, which recently honored her as 2019’s shoe designer of the year, the 33-year-old Muaddi first made contact with Rihanna through her stylist and Fenty creative director, Jahleel Weaver, after he purchased some pairs of her shoes. Muaddi explained, “He didn’t ask me for shoes. He just literally communicated that he had bought them for her. That was amazing.”
The co-sign by a fashion influencer as major as Rihanna is no small accomplishment given Muaddi’s shoe line has only been in existence since August 2018. However, this isn’t her first time out of the gate.
While born in Paris, Muaddi, whose lineage is Jordanian and Romanian, grew up in Italy and attended the European Institute of Design. After she graduated, she went on to work as a stylist at L’Uomo Vogue and GQ.
In 2013, Muaddi co-founded footwear label Oscar Tiye, and while the label enjoyed success she departed under less than ideal circumstances in 2017. Subsequently, she moved to Paris where she began working with with French designer Alexandre Vauthier (also a Rihanna fave) on the launch of his shoe line.
Check out some shots of Rihanna in Amina Muaddi footwear below.