Nyki Allen, a Midwest native, credits her grandmother for teaching her how to sew; giving her freedom to express her creativity through clothing. Her sense of fashion led her to the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Chicago; where she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in design in 1994. Nyki relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in the fashion industry. She’s worked with clients such as the Artist formerly known as Prince, Nasty Gals, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom’s, Baby Phat, Dickies and Show Me Your MuMu to name a few.
After years of traveling & designing for other companies, Nyki was inspired to create beautiful swimwear for everyday women. In 2013, Gyv Me Body was born with the understanding that Real Women have Curves. Gyv Me Body embraces and caters to the reality of all women no matter the shape or size; her swimwear supports them in feeling confident, sexy and classy.