Romina was born in Athens in1977 and moved to London in 1995 in order to study Art & Design and Fashion. She is a Central Saint Martins Alumni and worked at leading British designers and brands before launching her line in 2005 at London Fashion Week.
Her work has been featured in publications including the100 New Fashion Designers book, Vogue, Marie Claire, Vision, Surface, Grazia and WWD while the collections were carried at progressive boutiques such as B store, Marchine - A, 127 Brick Lane (London) Gallerie De Vie (Hong Kong), Studio Avra (Athens) to name a few.
Besides London her collections were presented at Pret - A - Porter Paris, AFW Russia and WHITE Milan.
In 2010 Romina was short-listed for both the Innovation Award and the Fashion Fringe Award and she became a contributor to Nick Night's SHOWSTUDIO.com
Hilary Alexander has mentioned Romina Karamanea in Daily Telegraph as one of the Top hottest London brands while Late Isabella Blow gave praise and mentored her.
Romina's designs have been spotted on Sister Bliss (Faithless), Viktoria Modesta, Kelis, Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes), Jodie Harsh, SugaBabes, Alexandra Burke, Jessica Hart and many more.
The designer has taught at the Architectural Association School (AA), the Morley College and Central Saint Martins while also receiving a Lifelong Learning Certification for teaching from City & Guilds.
In 2014 Romina decided to relocate to her hometown Athens and formed Fashion School Romina Karamanea offering intensive design and pattern cutting courses.
In 2018 the designer relaunched her eponymous brand with a handmade limited edition offering and an international direct to consumer on-line business model.