Photography – Tiffany Mumford


Zakee Shariff is an artist, textile designer, creative director. Her studio is based in London NW10.

As a 1st generation born Londoner, raised by parents from India, Africa, Iran and America.  Zakee draws on her ancestry and weaves her spirituality, love of travel, adventure, music, street culture, and the power of healing through beauty, into all her work. Zakee’s work aims to empower and touch peoples hearts through connection. By doing so, she creates an emotional response, and a sense of healing. She has worked for 25 years with a diversity of clients around the globe. Her work consists of fine art, commercial art, printed textiles, and fashion collections.

Zakee always starts with her art work. She uses the mediums of paint, linear drawing and screen printing. Her art work is sold, by commission and via her web-store. She has exhibited in gallery exhibitions in the UK and globally.

Zakee created her designer/street wear womenswear brand “Zakee Shariff”. Consisting of hand printed/painted and embroidered  textiles, intuitively abstracted from her artwork. Her collections were made up of woven and  jersey clothing, shoes and accessories.  This ran from 1998 – 2005. In 2014 – 2019,  Zakee created a smaller “Made To Order” collection. Her collections sold worldwide.

Zakee’s design style and clothing has acquired a loyal following here in the UK, Japan and other parts of the globe. Over the years Zakee has developed a unique signature design style. Along side her art Zakee creates unique, strong, sensitive, timeless designs and garments that empower people.

Zakee’s studio contains a fully functioning silk-screen print-room. For both fabric and paper. Within it Zakee creates her artwork, limited edition garments and other products. Either for her collaborations and  her own artwork.

Zakee Shariff  Studio is always open to new partnerships, if you have an idea for a project or collaboration, please do contact the studio.

Clients include : Atlantic Records, Brownswood Recordings, Bugaboo, Channel 4, Colette, Early Majority, Exposure, Frost Body by Sadie Frost, Laurence King, Levis, Liberty, Mattel,  Medicom Toy, Nike, Paul Smith, People Tree, Roxy Heart by Roxy, Saint Laurent, Savannah Miller, Selfridges, Victoria & Albert Museum, X-Girl

Zakee is also a trained life coach & mentor. She uses her grounded, unique style and capacity to move people to the highest version of themselves. She does this through  her coaching practice, Dream Forward which she founded in 2010. To work with Zakee please email. zakee@dreamforward.co.uk