Zakee Shariff is an artist and textile designer. As a 1st generation born Londoner, raised by parents from India, Africa, Iran and America. Zakee draws on her upbringing and ancestry and weaves her spirituality, love of travel, adventure, music, street culture, and the power of healing through beauty, into all her work. Her aim is always to connect to peoples hearts, and by doing so, create an emotional response.
Zakee’s art is created in the studio and is sold by commission, through her web-store, and gallery exhibitions here in the UK and globally.
Zakee’s textiles are intuitively abstracted from her artwork, creating unique, strong, timeless designs. From 1998 - to 2005 and 2014 to 2019. Zakee created her designer/street-wear, self titled, womenswear brand, “Zakee Shariff”. It sold worldwide and gained a loyal, global following. This has provided Zakee a depth of experience, contacts, a signature style, and for her clients, a strong sense of trust.
Zakee stopped her pre-order clothing brand in 2019, as she was finding it hard to find sustainable production solutions. She knew she wanted to create with a conscious mindset.
The studio now offers, limited edition, hand screen-printed sustainable jersey clothing editions. Using the studio’s own screen-print facilities. The blank garments, are sourced from Scandinavia and bought through UK based agents and warehouses. To minimise their carbon footprint. The product is sold “Made To Order” and also via via Zakee's web-store.
Zakee also works on many collaborations. She mindfully chooses her collaboration partners, by looking for shared values of, connection, mindful action & love. Using her 25 plus years of experience in fashion, her rooted capacity as a creative director, and her strong ability to lead and bring a vision alive. In conjunction with her creative, and production links. She and her carefully curated team, have been producing, unique pieces of art, textiles and product over the last 23 years.
Clients include : Atlantic Records, Bugaboo, Channel 4, Colette, Early Majority, Exposure, Frost Body by Sadie Frost, Laurence King, Levis, Medicom Toy, Nike, Paul Smith, People Tree, Roxy Heart by Roxy, Savannah Miller, Selfridges, Victoria & Albert Museum, X-Girl
Zakee is also a trained life coach & mentor. She uses her grounded, and unique style and capacity to move people to the highest version of themselves. She does this through 1:1 & personal & business coaching/mentorship. To work with Zakee click here