Cristina was born in Sydney, Australia, on March 12, 1982. Her Italian background helped fuel her passion for beautiful fashion – inspired by her own mother’s talent for creating and sewing original patterns that became much-loved pieces in Cristina’s childhood wardrobe. When Cristina graduated from school, she continued studies in Counselling and Psychology. Her artistic pursuits later motivated her to self-study fashion which led her to launch her own fashion label in 2007. Nitopi realized her long-held ambition to have her own fashion show in New York when her label burst onto the scene at New York Fashion Week, in 2007.
Since then, the Cristina Nitopi label has been a fashion industry success story that has explored both men’s and women’s designs, with inspiration that has its heart in the designer’s Italian background. It’s a connection that infuses the Cristina Nitopi label with a European feel, with the finest materials – think luxuriously soft fabric, combined with unexpected textures – showcasing an innovative, contemporary edge to classic design foundations.
Being raised in a family of fashion-lovers, with a mother who was a talented dressmaker, is, Nitopi says, an important part of her own journey as a designer. Her own childhood memories of the special joy she felt in her mother’s beautifully-crafted, original designs, have stayed with her – a feeling she is excited to share with her own audience of luxury fashion-lovers