brand or profession: SoFa Design Institute co-founder, executive director and teacher and Aranaz accessories brand owner
attended course: fashion design • three year course • undergraduate
school: Milano Fashion School
graduated in: 2004
Amina Aranaz is one of the Philippines’ most recognized accessory designers, with a passion for fashion and creativity handed down to her by her mother, who has been in the bag business for over 30 years manufacturing pieces for top designer labels.
In 2014, she was listed among the 20 Philippine Fashion Forces by Preview Magazine and she is recognized in her country of origin as a top fashion industry trend setter and changemaker. She is the co-founder of SoFa Design Institute, School of Fashion and Arts.
Amina has perfected her knowledge and skills gaining a formal education in fashion at Istituto Marangoni Milano, where she completed magna cum laude the Master Course in Accessories Design in 2004.
Together with her mother and her sister, since 2000 Amina has been running her own brand ARANAZ, fashion accessories label imbued with intricacy and exotic taste, which celebrates life & leisure built on the legacy of Filipino craftsmanship. ARANAZ creations are found in over 7countries across the globe.
Her pieces have also been featured in top US publications Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire and Womens Wear Daily, among others.