DC Fashion Foundation Incubator 2017-2019
DCFFI (DC Fashion Foundation Incubator) was a program created for Washington, D.C. area designers to have a studio space and access to business classes. Nikki started her residency in 2017, shortly after graduating school and attending her first major fashion week shows. This experience allowed Nikki to hone in on her business skills. The studio was located in the Macy's at Metro Center from 2015-2019. This program taught creative business management, marketing, social media management and much more. Founded by Christine Brooks-Cropper in 2011, it has elevated the careers of many designers in the DC area.
Katwalk Boutique/ Angel Park
Starting as an intern for the boutique in 2016, Nikki assisted the owner Mrs. Toni James with styling clients, fashion shows, and shop events. As she created her fashion brand, she sold pieces from her very first collections to now. They continue to have pop-ups and events together.