Zerina Akers, who has been Beyoncé’s stylist since 2014, collaborated with the star on the Disney Plus challenge ‘Black Is King’ and admitted that though Beyoncé ”pushes” her crew, it’s at all times well worth the effort.
She advised British Vogue: ”Beyoncé pushes us to create one thing and, whenever you suppose you’ve obtained it, she pushes you additional – usually inside a small time-frame. I come out of each expertise a lot stronger, as a result of she permits us to be free to take dangers and make explosive visible experiences. She’s a grasp of the craft and an outstanding mentor who at all times enhances and elevates the challenge.”
Whereas ‘Black Is King’ highlights the work of Black creatives, Akers revealed Beyoncé, 38, additionally wished to pay tribute to white designers who’ve supported her all through her profession, together with Riccardo Tisci and Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Akers defined: ”[We weren’t] sure by the constraints of what the trade thinks is style. To have the ability to give [an emerging talent] the identical visibility as a big company is invaluable.
”I wished to reference completely different cultures, traditions and tribes, however to have the liberty to create fantasy, for folks to have the ability to escape into a brand new world.”
Referring to Riccardo Tisci and Pierpaolo Piccioli, she added: ”We wish to proceed to construct relationships with these corporations.”