Gallery 2021 – Zakiya Mendez

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Zakiya Mendez

Special Occasion

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Photo 1

Front view of cape made out of silk organza, ostrich feathers and floral appliqué with an ombré silk charmeuse dress.

Photo 2

Back view of dress made of ombré silk charmuese with a cape made out of silk organza, ostrich feathers and floral appliqué hanging off shoulder.

Photo 3

Back view of a silk organza cape with ostrich feathers and floral appliqués.

Photo 4

Close-up of silk organza cape with ostrich feathers and floral appliqués with emphasis on the floral appliqué and feathers.

Photo 5

Side view of ombré silk organza dress with silk organza cape being held up.

Video of a silk organza dress being worn with a black feathered cape over the dress.

Meet the Designer

Mendez, Zakiya

Zakiya Mendez

Far Rockaway, New York
Special Occasion

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Growing up I watched my mom sew for a range of clients, and my design journey started right there in the heart of my home. I have always expressed myself through clothing, but the design aspect didn’t begin until middle school when I told my mom I don’t want to attend the school dance in a store-bought dress; I wanted something different that a store could not offer me. Hence my reason for going into special occasion. As I began to design for various events, I realized so much can be expressed in a garment that makes a woman feel confident for any function they attend. Focusing on the deeper meaning behind a design, I strive in every garment to tell stories that can be relatable to many and impacts how one feels about themselves inwardly.

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