Listen to the music that inspires Zerina Akers and the collection.
1. Autumn Changes – Donna Summer
2. My Power – Beyoncé
3. Blessed – Wiz Kid
4. Eternal Light – Free Nationals and Chronixx
5. Ungodly Hour – Cx H
No stranger to fashion, costume designer, Zerina Akers’ career began at W Magazine, interning in the fashion closet. While pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing from L.I.M., Zerina worked under some of fashion’s most accomplished stylists before venturing off to style personal clients and ad campaigns.
She is currently the costume designer for Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Her client list also includes Chloe X Halle, and Niecy Nash, to name a few. Some of Zerina's notable accomplishments include Beyoncé’s world famous On The Run II Tour, both the “Formation” and “Ape Sh*t” music videos, Chloe X Halle’s “The Kids Are Alright” film, and being on The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Stylists & Stars’ list.
Always willing to go against the grain, Zerina loves experimenting, drawing inspiration from nature or history and mixing larger, well-known designers with emerging brands. She continues to champion Black creatives and supports new talent in various ways including her careful selection of looks created by Black designers for Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” film, and launching Black Owned Everything – a comprehensive directory of Black-owned businesses spanning fashion, beauty, art, and homeware.