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Cinzia Araia is an Italian designer born in 1974 in venice, Italy. She was born into a family of shoemakers and she started working in the family business and designing collections for several established Italian brands. But Cinzia Araia was driven by her own personal vision and after graduating from school, she started her own design studio and launched her namesake label in 2010 with her mainline Cinzia Araia and her sports line, CA by Cinzia Araia.

With her own label, she was able to explore and embrace her libertarian aesthetic and provide an outlet for the darker facets of her personality. Cinzia Araia explores the merits of geometry, structure and deconstruction with her tendency towards the dark and gothic spectra. Her designs and elegant and tough, merging her knowledge of classic shoemaking with her gritty underground style, creating a label both unique and relevant.