Operating under the motto 'Love Vintage, Love Colors', Rianna and Nina are a creative duo based in Berlin with a Cabinet of Curiosities in the city's Mitte area housing dream-like clothing, rare designer finds, jewelry and inimitable accessories. And now, Rianna + Nina have set up a Christmas trunkshow in Soho until 17th December to bring their whimsical one-of-a-kind pieces to London's discerning shoppers.
Their entire Berlin store is founded upon the idea of using carefully curated vintage scarves, fabrics, and materials (usually from Rianna and Nina’s travels) and reworking them into new pieces. The amalgamation of the various illustrations depicted on each piece ranges from colonial Africa and oriental Japanese prints, to vintage designer prints and French floral designs. Each piece is unique, which is why the store's “Cabinet des Curiosites” subtitle is fitting.
A true expert of fashion history, Rianna Kounou was born in Greece and owned the foremost luxury vintage boutique in Athens for nearly 20 years before moving to Berlin to set-up anew. Nina Kuhn is from a small town near Frankfurt, and was always fascinated by colors and patterns. Her passion has taken her to Munich, New York and Paris and then back to Berlin. She attended Bocconi and worked as Head of Marketing and Communication at Galeries Lafayette before partnering with Rianna on their eponymous boutique after the two met at a vintage trade show.
If you love one-of-a-kind luxury pieces with a story to tell, ethnic-inspired designs and vibrant colors, then make sure you check out Rianna + Nina's trunkshow in London.
Rianna + Nina's London Christmas Trunkshow is on until December 17 at Rodeo, 123 Charing Cross Rd, Soho, WC2H 0EW.