about robin~

headshot robin~rising is a culmination of 4 decades of sewing and design experience. My designs combine my love of vintage/historical costume details and my relaxed & unfussy aesthetic, with an appreciation of amazing textiles. I believe in great fit, simple details, and letting the fabric do most of the work.

Fashion has been a lifelong passion of mine, beginning as a small child with those first few hand stitches and the SewPerfect sewing machine I ran into the ground to studying fashion design & costume history while working for a major retail fabric store.

I have run my own small business making eco-friendly baby clothes for 14 years as well as worked with private label manufacturers as assistant designer for Missy, Maternity, and Children’s wear lines, been assistant, sample maker and production manager to a small handbag designer, done contract sewing & design assisting for a Santa Monica designer specializing in vintage items from the early 20th century. All along, I have designed and created custom clothing items for myself, as well as for family & friends.