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merican footwear designer, Tiannia Barnes, traded in her IT/business project management career to
pursue a dream sparked many years ago. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, her early talents were far
from fashion, as she excelled in math and science.
Tiannia discovered a love for design upon creating her own prom dress in high school, but put the inclination
aside as she went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and industrial engineering, and later an
Years later, while working as a project manager for a global consulting firm, Tiannia found herself sketching
once again. This time, it was footwear designs. Family and friends encouraged her to follow her talents, and in
2013, Tiannia attended shoemaker school in Cleveland, Ohio. Mentored by Sissy Puccio, an esteemed Londontrained shoe designer/maker and certified Pedorthist, Tiannia studied the art of footwear design and pattern
“Fashion has always had the power to make me feel beautiful, confident, classic or whatever the occasion calls
for. I want my shoe designs to offer that same inspiration to women everywhere,” Tiannia says.
Tiannia is an avid supporter and participant of many community civics relating to education and youth
empowerment. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Boys and Girls Club, is an active supporter and
volunteer for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) programs, and also, a participant and
supporter of Junior Achievement. Tiannia resides in Connecticut with her 11-year-old son.
Jackie in Mustard
Jackie in Black
Regin in Black
Regin in Blue
Pearl in Leopard
Pearl in Snake Embossed
Tiannia Barnes’ Shoes is a luxury footwear company, founded by Tiannia Barnes in
2014. The shoes are designed for sophisticated city women on the go, who are looking to
combine comfort with high end style and quality.
The launch Fall/Winter 15’ collection consists of 5 pairs of shoes, including a flat, two
pairs of pumps, and two booties, all constructed in Italy and made from fine leather or
suede, priced between $350 and $595.
The Fall/Winter 16’ collection adds more variety for the everyday woman. The
collection consists of 5 additional pairs of shoes, 2 booties, high-boot, mid-heel pump
and a sexy fur pom-pom and leather sandal. This season is adorned with a mix of luxe
leathers, suedes and fur. The sizes range from 35 to 41. For more information on Tiannia
Barnes’ shoes, please visit http://tianniabarnes.com/.
ABC News 7 – New York – Tiannia
Slalom Consulting (Business)
Boots, Shoes and Fashion
Clutch Magazine Online
The Steven Knight Show
LV Style Magazine
Fashion Style – Maddie and Tae (NYFW)
Great Day Houston – Shoes Feature 4/14/16
Fashion Odds Magazine
Shoes Seen on Networks:
ABC – News 7 NY – TB Feature – 4/5/16
CBS – Great Day Houston, Prom Segment – 4/14/16
Fox News – Baltimore, Prom Segment - 3/31/16
ABC Live! Kelly and Michael, Maddie and Tae musical performance 2/11/16
Arise Entertainment 360, Fashion Segment with Designer Edwing Dangelo
Wake UP! Baltimore – Shoes Feature Prom Segment 3/31/16