About Us

Minority-Female Owned and Operated Mother/Daughter Duo - Stephanie Taylor and Eboni Gatewood-Crenshaw bring to this boutique a combined total of over 40 years of style, design and business experience, hailing from the New York Fashion Industry. Built on a foundation of tried and true artistry, each piece is woven with a legacy of cultural heritage and style.

 Stephanie Alicia Taylor is the co-owner of Zakari Couture, and a designer extraordinaire in her own right having served as the owner and operator of Stephanie Taylor Designs for over 40 years. Serving the New York City and Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan areas, she has created custom apparel for weddings, galas, various organizational groups and individual clients. She has extensive industry experience as a Technical Designer for Product Development, and has worked with various fashion houses in the New York City arena producing garments for Ashley Stewart, Anne Klein, Maggie London, R&M Richards and many more. Stephanie holds a degree in Fashion Design from Washington University's School of Fine Arts and also served as a Professor of Fashion Design at the illustrious Savannah School of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta, Georgia.  

 Eboni Zakiya Gatewood-Crenshaw is a co-owner of Zakari Couture, bringing to the company a wealth of experience in fashion / interior design, beauty and haircare, having served as fashion assistant for Stephanie Taylor Designs, Beauty Consultant, Fit Model, Stylist and Brand Ambassador for over 30 years. Early in her career she worked as a Inventory Specialist, and Make-up Model for the Estee Lauder Company, Prescriptives Brand as showcased in New York City's Macy's Flagship Store, Lord and Taylor, and Bergdorf Goodman. She has styled clients and their homes for special occasions, photo shots and is an expert stylist in natural beauty care, providing services across three metropolitan areas which include New York City, NY, the DMV and Atlanta, Georgia. She possesses 30 years of Business Management experience, holding a Masters level degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management.