Jessica Wealthy & Zerina Akers’ Capsule Assortment

When two outstanding people who have already got a robust friendship bond and admiration for one another’s skilled work hyperlink up, magic is certain to occur — such is the case of Jessica and Zerina’s newest brainchild, a classy and inexpensive excessive trend capsule shoe assortment. As longtime associates, the creators got here into this partnership with a full understanding of one another’s distinctive artistic visions and profitable backgrounds. Zerina is well-known for her styling and costume wardrobe curations of celebrities akin to Beyoncé, Chlöe and Halle, Ava DuVernay, and extra. She created an e-commerce market referred to as Black Owned Everything, which advanced after initially beginning out as a directory for brands by way of Instagram. The positioning lists Black-owned manufacturers starting from house decor, clothes, and equipment. And for the final six years, Jessica has been honing her craft as an skilled shoe designer. She’s popularly integrated PVC (polyvinyl chloride), aka clear or clear design components, into her signature shoe model since her debut. Although her heels are luxurious, they’re additionally an inexpensive funding, seen on celebrities like Mary J. Blige, Issa Rae, Ashanti, and even Zerina’s shopper Chlöe Bailey for a number of trade occasions and on pink carpets.