Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi has been named in Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) and Footwear News (FN)’s 50 Most Powerful Women list. Created by WWD and Footwear News, the newly introduced list features some of the most influential women shaping the fashion industry.
Since launching her eponymous footwear label in 2018, Muaddi’s creations have been worn by stars including Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Gigi, and Bella Hadid, and Olivia Rodrigo. “Where I come from, we rarely think dreaming big is possible,” the designer said of making the list.
Alongside Muaddi, the list includes Rihanna, Francesca Bellettini, president and chief executive officer of Yves Saint Laurent, YouTube star Emma Chamberlain, Dior’s creative director Maria Garzia Chiuri, Miuccia Prada, among others. The 50 women chosen are from various backgrounds, who have undertaken different paths to uniquely shape the fashion, beauty, and footwear industries with their impact. The alphabetically arranged list features a description of their journey in the fashion world, as well as leadership advice from each of them.
The footwear designer has a number of successful collaborations under her belt, including working with Rihanna on a Fenty collection in 2021, which also received the FN Achievement Award. More recently, she created a capsule collection with Wolford featuring a range of legwear in bold colors and Swarovski embellishments. The designer also partnered with ASAP Rocky’s creative agency AWGE in 2020 to create shoes that embodied both their unique styles.