RIANNA + NINA is a luxury label that stands for extraordinary one-of-a-kind designs, love for treasure-hunted vintage fabrics, expert craftsmanship, colorful prints and a quality of detail that is beyond compare.
Founded by two women, Rianna Kounou and Nina Knaudt, from a shared love of vintage, art, and collectors’ pieces, RIANNA + NINA is a realization of their common dream. RIANNA + NINA brings never-before-seen designs to people who are tired of mass market luxury and desire elegant, high-end, color-rich looks.
What started as a small boutique in Berlin in 2014 has since grown into an international celebration of vintage, weaving tales of classic treasures alongside gorgeous prints, vibrant bags, and so much more.
Rianna is one of the world's top experts in vintage collectibles and designer fashion from past decades, with over 35 years of experience to her name. With a background in costume history, film and theatre styling, and an inborn ability to treasure hunt unique fashion and accessories, she is the creative mastermind behind all the designs of RIANNA + NINA. She gets her inspiration from her enormous private collection of curiosities, books, movies, travel, and the beauty she sees in every little detail. Rianna loves being surrounded by her family and friends, cooking, dancing and spending time in her colorful seaside house in Greece.
Nina's love for vintage began at a very young age roaming around flea markets and antique fairs with her grandmother. Her love for fashion carried her through many exciting adventures around the globe from Paris to Munich and New York, where she worked for brands like Cartier, Etro, BMW and Bill Blass. After meeting Rianna at a vintage furniture fair in 2013, Nina knew that all she wanted was to bring about a world full of colors with her creative soulmate.
Cabinet of Curiosities, a store co-run by Rianna and Nina, became the duo’s first exploration of their joint passion. Their skills meshed perfectly; Rianna’s keen eye for vintage treasures turned the store into a vibrant, joyous exploration of time, while Nina’s industry experience and shared love of classic beauty brought attention to the store far beyond Berlin. Eventually, Rianna and Nina moved to a second, larger store, shifting their focus to Rianna’s original vision of renewing vintage fabrics into beautiful new pieces.
Word about RIANNA + NINA spread quickly. The duo participated in the Vogue Salon, they were selected as part of an exhibition at Berlin Fashion Week, and just a year later, RIANNA + NINA was showcasing pieces in a well-received pop-up in Bergdorf Goodman. Soon, the likes of Rihanna, Madonna, Jared Leto, and a host of other celebrities were spotted wearing RIANNA + NINA’s trademark blend of classic style with modern flair. Riding the wave of this success, Rianna and Nina relocated to an atelier in Berlin, where every look is still made by hand with a team of skilled artisans. Today, pieces from RIANNA + NINA can be found globally in over 40 stores and luxury hotels, giving free-spirited women all around the world a place for colorful style, vibrant prints, and sustainable luxury.