ZAKEE SHARIFF - fashion, art & collaborating with made jewellery
Zakee Shariff is guided by intuition to follow her path, her light, to create art and enrich the lives of those around her in so many ways. Graphic prints are translated into fashion collections for the wearer to feel special and unique, and her latest collection is more elegant and refined than ever.
The process of collaboration is something which Zakee loves and her recent collaboration with ethical jewellery brand - Made - shines brightly. The fact that Made’s production is in Kenya, a place special to Zakee’s heart, is one of the reasons she felt the collaboration was meant to be. Working with traditional craftsmen, using Masai beading and recycled glass Zakee has created a colourful contemporary collection for Made.
In this beautifully honest and open podcast episode we talk to Zakee about; Made jewellery, the challenges of working within the fashion industry, her views on spirituality, and how she strives to create balance in her artistic practice and life.
all photos by bec o'conner
podcast recording & photos taken at zakee shariff's studio in north west london