CENIA New York
Cenia Paredes grew up in a family dedicated entirely to dressmaking in her native Dominican Republic. From an early age, she helped her mother choose fabrics, participated in ﬁttings and sketched designs for her mother’s clients. By age 11, Cenia was fully immersed in the costume made dress business to help her family.
After immigrating to the USA, Cenia graduated Summa cum Laude from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in 2004. She then worked in New York’s competitive fashion district for various renowned brands, but always kept her dream of designing her own line as her ultimate goal. In 2009, Cenia launched her ﬁrst ready to wear collection Cenia New York®, a line of day into evening dresses with a revolutionary ﬁt concept that consisted in offering four distinctive ﬁts for that catered to the most predominant female body types, being the ﬁrst and only designer in fashion history to implement this concept and bring it to a major department store in USA.
Cenia caters to the woman who embraces her curves, is sassy, self-secure and wants to look tastefully sexy and radiant no matter what size or body shape. In 2011, Cenia was chosen among 900 companies as one of the 22 participants of TheWorkshop At Macy’s, and she was one of 4 vendors chosen to launch her product in selected stores in the June’12. Since then Cenia has expanded her distribution to specialty stores globally and has expanded her line to include a highly successful denim line with her patent-pending Cenia Convi Jean. In the Spring of 2016, Cenia’s debuted on Shopping Life 24 in Russia and HSN in the USA.
Cenia was awarded the prestigious Latinas Destacadas Award by El Diario La Prensa in 2013 and has been featured in major media outlets such as The Today Show, Fox Five’s Good Day New York, The New York Times, CNN, Telemundo, Buzz Feed, Pop Sugar, Reﬁnery 29, Glamour, Univision, The Style Network, WWD, Bloomberg News Week, El Diario La Prensa, Hufﬁngton Post Voces, La Nueva Voz Latina, Latin Trends Mag, Latina Magazine, Siempre Mujer, Oh Magazine, People En Espanol, among others. In addition, Cenia’s dresses are often worn by celebrities including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wife and mom Vanessa Nadal and Luz Towns - Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Dascha Polanco, Katiria Soto, Evette Rios, Julissa Bermudez, Adrienne Bailon, Alejandra Oraa, Darlene Rodriguez among others.