ABOUT NINA Z - the label
NINA Z, a native of Sweden, launched her namesake label in 2008 to fill the clog void she experienced living in New York City. The brand has since then grown outside of NINA's Crown Height's living-room to an international shoe brand supplying customers all over the world with its handcrafted and minimalist clog designs. These days NINA divides her time between Brooklyn and Woodstock, where she lives and works with her husband, who works along side her at their Woodstock studio. Her husband's African decent and creative inspiration is an important design compliment to the current line. To supplement the permanent foundation line, seasonal styles are frequently added. NINA's design philosophy is to offer NINA Z's customers raw, but timeless designs easily paired with a minimalist wardrobe. NINA always offers a rack of curated natural material minimalist vintage pieces on display along with her clog designs. NINA's main source of inspiration is the aesthetics and color hues that she encounters on an every day basis in a tiled rest stop bathroom floor, a passing female, a vintage painting or the ever changing exterior or interiors of her beloved Woodstock Bauhaus. NINA was a pioneer in the revival of ethical sourcing and use of man power, always putting weight of how and by who her product is made and therefore each batch, as well as pair can vary slightly in nuance and fit.
ABOUT NINA ZIEFVERT – the designer
A native of Sweden, where she lived until she was 18, Nina Ziefvert calls New York City her home. In 2008, motivated by a lack of clogs, Nina combined her background in fashion and art with strong memories of the iconic shoe on every foot in her childhood Sweden and launched her namesake label. Nina finds inspiration from her home, travels and cultures around her. In addition to Stockholm and New York, she has also lived in London and Paris and continues to travel the world for inspiration.