Gallery

“Searching For Light” Exhibition, London & Zurich ∙ 2009

Spirit Come Shed Your Light On Me, 2009. Watercolour
Zakee exhibited a selection of new artwork at the Old Shoreditch Station (AKA No-One/Jaguar Shoes) on Kingsland Road, London E2. The show then moved to Gloss/Grand in Zurich, Switzerland. Supported by Roxy Heart, the show saw a departure from Zakee's More

Roxy Heart by Zakee Shariff ∙ AW09

Zakee Shariff for Roxy Heart, 2009. Photo by Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Zakee teamed up with Roxy Europe to work as artist and designer for Roxy Heart, a new concept whereby Roxy's head designer, Valerie Thevenot, collaborated with a new creative every season to create a collection of clothing and accessories. Zakee More

ASOS Magazine ∙ 2009

Page spread of illustrations for ASOS Magazine For ASOS, May 2009
For the May 2009 edition of their magazine, ASOS asked Zakee to create some illustrations and give an interview on the theme of music festivals. Here are the drawings used in the magazine. More

Fashion A–Z, An Illustrated Dictionary ∙ 2009

Zakee Shariff & Alex Newman, 'Fashion A–Z, An Illustrated Dictionary', front cover. For Laurence King Publishing, 2009
Zakee and her husband Al compiled a fashion dictionary for Laurence King Publishing entitled Fashion A–Z, An Illustrated Dictionary. Illustrated by Zakee and written and designed by Al, it is available from Amazon and all good bookshops. More

Zakee Shariff × MAYZ ∙ SS09

'Ruth SKull' Artwork for print 2009
Zakee's collaboration with the Japanese designers and store MAYZ (Make Art Your Zoo) continued in 2009 with with a collection of unisex garments, as well as limited edition wine glasses. More

Leona Naess, Polydor/Verve ∙ 2008/09

Zakee Shariff & Al Newman, Leona Naess Thirteens UK album CD booklet centre spread, for Polydor Records, 2009
Zakee art directed, illustrated and co-designed the album campaign for Polydor/Verve artist Leona Naess, in collaboration with her husband Al Newman. The first single from the campaign, "Heavy Like Sunday", was released on seven-inch single in June 2008 (limited to More

Zakee Shariff for ASOS ∙ AW08

Dress: 'Fella' (embroidered). Zakee Shariff for ASOS, AW08
Zakee limited edition AW08 collection for ASOS consisted of a range of six dresses, three tops and two scarves, all incorporating Zakee's signature prints More

Zakee Shariff × X-Girl ∙ SS08 & AW08

'X-Gal' Print. Zakee Shariff for X-Girl, SS08
In 2008 Zakee created two collections for X-Girl (Japan), consisting of a ten-piece and twelve-piece ladies clothing collection with prints inspired by drawings Zakee made after a special trip to Jamaica in 2007, as well as a group of watercolours Zakee More

Shariff/Miller, “Floral” ∙ 2007

'Ranunculus', 2007. Digital illustration over photograph
While pregnant with her first child, Rosalind Miller, one of Zakee's long-time friends and collaborators, photographed a series of plants and flowers representing growth, form, beauty and health. To these, Zakee added sacred geometric shapes and fine line drawings, combining More

Zakee Shariff For Sceptre ∙ 2007

Zakee's cover illustration for Siri Hustvedt's book, What I Loved, published by Sceptre, 2007
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of its literary imprint, Sceptre, publisher Hodder Stoughton commissioned 21 artists and illustrators to come up with original covers for a range of its titles. Zakee illustrated the cover for a new edition of What More

Zakee Shariff For Coca-Cola ∙ 2007

'Al-'Over Cola', 2003
In 2003, Zakee was approached by Coca-Cola to design a textile print using the contour bottle. Zakee paid homage to Andy Warhol's Coca-Cola screen-print by positioning the bottles next to each other, adding her own touch by giving each bottle More

Al Fingers Meets Zakee Shariff, “Stardust” ∙ 2007

Stardust mixtape, compiled by DJ Al Fingers for Zakee Shariff, 2007
In 2007, DJ Al Fingers compiled a mixtape entitled Stardust to accompany Zakee's collection of the same name (see it here). Featuring Jill Scott, Minnie Riperton, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Brian Eno among others, the mix is Al Fingers' musical More

Zakee Shariff for Religion ∙ AW07

'Butterfly Skull', 2007. Zakee Shariff for Religion
Zakee teamed up with UK-based clothing company Religion to collaborate on some printed clothing pieces. The first set of garments entered the shops in October 2007, with more released in 2008. More

“My 2007” Exhibition, Colette ∙ 2007

'Peace & Love', 2006. For Colette's 'My 2007' show in aid of WWF
Zakee was invited to participate in the My 2007 exhibition at Colette, Paris, 2007. The show featured work from artists, illustrators and graphic designers from across the world, including Futura, Laurent Fetis, Cody Hudson, Kaws and many more, all of More

Zakee Shariff, “Stardust” ∙ SS07

'Stardust' all-over printed silk wrap dress. Model: Deanne Liew
After having taken two years out from her signature collection freelancing for other companies, Zakee was bursting to make her own personal product again. Her SS07 Stardust collection consisted of  jersey and woven silk garments inspired by a group of drawings and More

Skye, Atlantic Records ∙ 2006

Skye, Mind How You Go album cover Zakee Shariff (illustration) & Frank Bauer (photo), 2006
Zakee was approached by Atlantic Records to produce artwork for Skye's Mind How You Go album campaign. Working with photographer Frank Bauer's imagery, Zakee illustrated the album cover and inlay book, as well as the cover of the single, "Love Show". More