Nini Robinson was born in Ukiah, CA a small town outside of Oakland. That’s when she began to realize most of her creativity with reconstructing items from Goodwill’s and Garage Sales. She Later Moved to St. Louis, MO which she still resides. In High school She only took a sewing class for one semester where she didn’t learn more than threadibng a needle and hand sewing a couple pillows. Even though she didn’t learn much she knew that it was something she wanted to continue to study. Robinson began hand sewing shirts all the time or reconstructing garments she would purchase from the mall to make them look different. Around the age 20 is when she went to her first Fashion Show in St. Louis, MO. That moment is where she wanted to make her designing and sewing hobby a career. The Onine shop has been successfully running for 3 years as she reaches her peak of designing for almost 6 years. She has so much more to show the world with future endeavors.
She's a self taught Designer/Seamstress who didn’t pursue an education in Fashion Design until after five years of sewing. She continued education in a business major which is now her minor, as she attends Lindenwood University. She started as a local designer and with no help she has built her business up and has created a global clothing line! Her main source of networking was social media to advertise and market her business to the world.
When starting her clothing line she wanted to have a high fashion clothing line that you want to wear to the biggest events and celebrations around the world. On another side she wanted to appeal to a ready to wear line that would still speak when you walk into a room. So with combining the two she came out with Daichi Antonio LLC which is named after her son. The clothing line is sexy yet chic for the women and conservative with an edge for the men. The kids clothing line is the most fun because they focus on boys and girls looking like young adults but keeping the clothing appropriate and fun! The concept of all designs are joint to where this clothing line would always be perfect for family pictures as well.
Besides Social media she loves to showcase her designs in fashion shows mainly in different cities. She has partake in Facet Fashion Week in LA, local shows in New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans for Toya Wright's 5th Anniversary Show! NINI also has her very own successful annual fashion show in her hometown, which is held in June of every year in honor of her Birthday! The first fashion show was held June in 2012 and contiues to grow with about 500 attendees and more to come as she continues to levitate.
She has worked with plenty of TV Personalities such as recording artist K Michelle, Erica Mena, Rasheeda, Dutchess of "Black Ink Crew", BrittishWilliams of "Basketball Wives LA"' Jonica Blu of "Bad Girls Club", Lashonte, Emily B and more!!!
Daichi Antonio Boutique **Opening March 2015**
1826 Washington Ave
St. louis, MO 63103
CEO/Designer/seamstress: Nini Robinson
Assistant: Shakidrea Williams