2022 future maker

Zerina Akers

Iconic and Influential

Best known as the costume designer for Beyoncé’s incredible Black is King, powerhouse stylist and designer Zerina Akers is a solid favorite name among artists like Bey and actress/writer/producer Lena Waithe, who continuously push boundaries for the better.

The Dreamer’s Journey

Coming a long way from a W-magazine internship, Akers’ work reflects her passion for risk-taking and experimentation, drawing inspiration from nature and history, and through mixing low-end with high-end brands.

Future Greatness

Last year, she launched the Akers and Akers Foundation, a nonprofit organization that incubates emerging designers and teaches much-needed financial literacy skills to the community. Keeping the culture moving forward while keeping the community looking sharp is how Zerina Akers dreams in Black.

Black Future Makers of 2022

About Black Future Makers