Tiannia Barnes worked in project management when she rediscovered her love for fashion and started sketching shoe designs. With the support of family and friends, she went back to school in 2013 and studied footwear design and pattern development. Tiannia firmly believes in the power that fashion has to transform how a person feels. Her drive comes from wanting Tiannia Barnes Footwear to inspire and transform each woman who steps into a pair of shoes she designed.
Each pair of shoes from Tiannia Barnes Footwear is carefully designed by Tiannia Barnes herself in Hartford, Connecticut. Tiannia designs footwear she hopes will transform the wearer into their most confident selves. The shoes are then brought to life by experienced shoemakers in Italy who use fine Italian leather and suede to craft timeless footwear that wearers can cherish for years to come.