With over 17 years in the fashion industry, Nalini Arora is a footwear designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. She is a passionate creator who serves major brands through all stages of development—guiding designs from initial concept to final product. She balances craft on the leading edge of fashion with a solid foundation in the pragmatism of business.
Nalini has an impeccable reputation working with brands all over the world, including Europe, Asia, North America, and Mexico. She spent several years in Barcelona, Spain, which molded her spirited, multifarious design style which cleverly infuses whimsical, and minimalist concepts. Nalini has worked extensively across a wide spectrum of the fashion industry, ranging from commercial brands to luxury markets. She is especially renowned for her design in women’s and children’s shoes.
Nalini has an A.A. in Merchandise Marketing and Footwear Design certification from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in addition to a B.S. in Business Marketing from California State University of Northridge.
For inspiration, Nalini is influenced by travel, architecture, and art. Her designs invoke a sense of play that incorporates both minimalism and whimsy, always asking, “how can we be different?” She always takes the extra step needed to get beyond the ordinary to make her incredible designs a reality.