By: Farrah Estrella
Fashion Designer Naomi McGregor
Fashion Designer Naomi McGregor was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Tampa in the early 1990’s. She has lived and designed in Miami, Houston and North Carolina but she now calls Tampa home.
Born of Jamaican descent, Naomi grew up watching her mother and grandmother spend late nights sewing clothes for her and her five younger siblings. Being gifted with the sewing machine at the tender age of 11 ignited and confirmed her inspiration and passion for design.
The beautiful, tropical island of Jamaica and its bright airy fabrics in mind, inspired her to create her clothing company called NALI in 2001 which stands for “Not another like it”. NALI’s inspirational roots will always stem from the strong and independent women of her family and culture as well as the women of today.
Nali by Naomi McGregor
Naomi attended Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida where she studied Psychology. Her passion for fashion and design landed her at International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) to enhance her skills as a Designer.
Naomi used her background in psychology and creative experience in designing to meet the needs of her growing clientele. Her clients include TV hosts, radio personalities and world known WWE wrestlers to the everyday woman and man of every status.
She designs clothes to fit the personality of the individual and she likes to inspired people to bring out the beautiful, colorful characteristics of the inner self. Naomi believes that each person is an individual and unique beautiful design of their own.
NALI will launch her first clothing line in Tampa this coming June 2, 2012 at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in beautiful downtown Tampa.