FOR AKERS, FASHION IS NOT ONLY ABOUT LUXURY; ITâ€™S ABOUT INSPIRING HER CLIENTS TO EXPRESS THEIR AUTHENTIC SELVES.
Zerina Akers is a fashion stylist whoâ€™s worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and is currently the personal stylist and wardrobe curator for BeyoncÃ© Knowles-Carter. Her influence recently gained her a buzz-worthy feature on Vogue.com last year discussing her plans for BeyoncÃ©â€™s ever-evolving style transformation. Zerinaâ€™s client list has also included Chloe and Halle, Ava DuVernay, and Yara Shahidi.
Akers is no stranger to fashionâ€”she started as a fashion closet intern at W Magazine, she worked amongst talents like Alex White, Karl Temper, and Camilla Nickerson. Afterwards, she began freelancing at W and other fashion publications such as WWD and Harperâ€™s Bazaar. In between pursuing a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing from L.I.M., she worked under the tutelage of fashionâ€™s most accomplished stylists and editors, such as Camilla Nickerson, Lori Goldstein and B. Ã…kerlund.
Throughout the trajectory of her career, whether curating celebrityâ€™s wardrobe or styling an ad campaign, Akers has proven to be an extremely passionate risk taker or self-proclaimed â€œyou-only-live-oncer.â€ Always willing to go against the grain, she loves experimenting with â€˜70s disco and â€˜80s style, drawing inspirations from nature, history and mixing low-end with high-end brands.
For Akers, fashion is not only about luxury; itâ€™s about inspiring her clients to express their authentic selves. Beyond the brand names and glitz, style starts with the person first. She cares deeply about motivating people to take a confident and secure approach to fashion, helping them select pieces theyâ€™ll really love. Effectively, she aims to celebrate each clientâ€™s differences, beauty and all of the things that contribute to the unique spirit of each person.
Whether sheâ€™s helping clients build a strong closet, searching for new designers, or rebranding commercial style, Akers is always on the move.
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In 2020 Zerina founded Black Owned Everythingâ„¢. A medium for creating meaningful and long lasting participation for black-owned businesses in global commerce with a focus on fashion, beauty, design, and lifestyle brands.
To learn more, visit blackownedeverything.co