Zako

Zako is a citizen of the world whose religion is love. His love for art stems from a childhood spent exploring his imagination, inventing stories and adventures. He draws inspiration from his youth, sufferings, loves, failures, and successes. He also seeks to defend African heritage through his art. His wanderlust and experience traveling to different parts of the planet have transformed him into a multifaceted artist, who prefers to create semi-anonymously wherein he can erase his story in order to rewrite another one every day. He describes his art as having no straight line, angle, or rigid shape but displays his affinity for curves, generous forms, and complicated shapes.
23 items

Pardon, Madam

2018 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and ...

2018 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "It is a Haute Couture piece, with a small fur jacket, metal plates on the mini skirt and hand embroidered patterns. The bag is the head of a since-extinct exotic bird." See more artwork by Zako

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Why

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and ...

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "This Haute Couture model wears a little black dress under cover, with a buffalo skin coat on the exterior, which pleads the animal cause, particularly for the extinction of elephants. Thusly, the title: Why?" See more artwork by Zako

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The Dead Star

2020 |  Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and o...

2020 |  Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "This design was created while thinking of our beloved mother Earth. The model wears a televison for her head, which unfortunately no longer works and broadcasts only false information. The dress she wears is in the shape of a planet, escaping from which you will find two padlocks, a s...

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The Hypocrisy of Men

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and o...

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "Why do men walk around shirtless yet not women? This model shows a very small piece of her body as a woman, which unfortunately will be considered the scandal of the century. I create so that all human beings, women and men, live in their bodies and are free inside and outside." See m...

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Don't Worry

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and o...

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "This Haute Couture model represents a dress that is sexy and dark at the same time. In the lining of the dress is sewn this quote: 'Some people continue to think that life is a dream, so they continue to making their matters worse.'" See more artwork by Zako

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I Am Sober

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and ...

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "This Haute Couture dress will be both sober and shiny. From the top to the bottom, the dress will be sewn with precision and dexterity to embed over 2000 small, 4-carat diamonds. It will take more than 4,800 hours of work, or 200 days, to complete this dress. It will cost more than 8...

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Walk like the Diva

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and o...

2020 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "This Haute Couture dress represents a strong, beautiful, and sexy woman, who asserts herself and walks with such confidence that you could forget that two years ago she worked as a secretary in a small office in the south of Nairobi. " See more artwork by Zako

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Please Don't Pollute

2018 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and ...

2018 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "This Haute Couture model was designed while thinking of climate change, pollution, and renewable energies. At the top is the old world and its polluting factories. Below are wind turbines and water turbines. In the middle is the complex part: It is composed of a thousand and one hand...

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Behind...

2018 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and ...

2018 | Marker on Paper Zako's Couture Collection features fantastical designs and outrageous concepts; the imaginative stories behind his fashion-forward illustrations, bring these images to life: "The masked ball has existed since the night of time. In the 17th century many parties were organized with masks everywhere. This model shows a fallen angel who has taken off her mask, revealing that she actually looks sad, lost, and a little distant. The important things happen behin...

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