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ZINAH Signature Collection 2015 ZINAH was a London based fashion house founded by the fashion designer Zinah Nur Sharif. Her interest in the amalgamation of fashion and modesty, combined with her fascination of natural fabrics, particularly silk has led her into specialising in handcrafted scarves. Respecting tradition of haute couture, all ZINAH products were gently handmade in London. The brand only used finest and most genuine materials with sincerity to reach true luxury. Swarovski Elements are the only embellishments used for designing some of the most beautiful pieces. As a British fashion house, ZINAH yearned to enlighten the British culture and diversity as a wealth and a source of inspiration. The British fashion house characterised femininity in its pure form celebrating the true beauty of women. The brand used creativity as a universal language to inspire women to express their style identity. The brand to endeavoured authenticity and creatively expressed elegance through the creation of both innovative and refined scarves. more on Styling and Words | Zinah Nur Sharif Photography | Ty Faruki Makeup | Safiyah M Model | …


Luxury scarves and accessories designer Zinah Nur Sharif started her love affair with fashion 10 years ago with an early introduction to fashion illustration moving on to fashion design technology later in college and university years. Zinah & Fashion are still happily involved to this present day. With her first design made in July 2006, Zinah had the ultimate vision of creating elegant, feminine and luxury scarves. With an eagerness to fulfill her vision, Zinah studied fashion design and specialized in graphic design on a degree level. Zinah started running a blog in July 2010 that has been a supportive platform to showcase her love for fashion and it has been kept updated with fashion photography, whimsical style tales, frills, pretty words and wonderful things.  The label ZINAH was born in June 2012 on a very small scale and exclusively catering to private clients, creating haute couture scarves. ZINAH started evolving in the background scene and is finally ready to be introduced to the world. Respecting tradition of haut couture, ZINAH only uses finest and most genuine materials with …


Japanese inspired collection by ZINAH Designed & tailored by Zinah Nur Sharif using silk chiffon, silk organza, satin silk, cotton and polyester. Styling | Zinah Nur Sharif Photography | Alessia Gammarota Photoshoot Assts | Jihan Nur Sharif, Noura Abdullahi I’ve somehow had an obsessive admiration for anything relating to Japan. So I’ve created a collection inspired by certain fabrics, colours and patterns connecting to orientalism. I have designed and made this collection during a time where I wanted to be acknowledge for my skills and creativity, rather than Muslim identity. I desperately wanted to be separated from my craft that I’ve failed to see the celebratory aspect of it all. At least my creativity flourished whilst I was on a journey of self-discovery.


Graphic Design work done during my Bachelors degree in Graphic Information Design at the University of Westminster between 2009-2012. My final project was an illustrated book version of ‘Life’s Little Instruction Book’ by H. Jackson Brown. The book includes 111 quotes, of which majority are illustrated. Giving simple instructions that allow the readers to utilise their time in different activities other than compulsive consumption. Materials: Adobe Photoshop CS5 & Adobe InDesign CS5