MEET THE DESIGNER

Sharon Backurz, ZENZEE

Sharon Backurz, ZENZEE

Zenzee is a contemporary womenswear label, creating beautiful and wearable garments to suit the busy lifestyle of today's woman. Our designs are defined by feminine lines and smart detail. We are passionate about using the powers of fashion to help women be at their best and achieve their dreams. With a focus on the softest cashmere, embellished details, handwork, and bold imagery, discover our new collections inspired by a unique blend of luxury and comfort. These sustainably minded staples explore the space between relaxation and refinement, comfort and effortless style. Our mission is to create pieces that have great finish and true soul. 

"Everything we make is something I'm excited about and wear also. We're continually exploring the space between relaxation and refinement, comfort and effortless style. We use the softest, most sustainable materials we can source and we thrive on making small batch collections with unique details. We try to live up to our motto with every piece: Zenzee creates well-crafted, affordable pieces that people love wearing. "


Sharon Backurz, ZENZEE

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Mini Interview with Sharon Backurz

Tell us about your passion for fashion, how and when it started?  
I used to spend countless hours drawing cartoon characters as a kid. Many were the fashionable characters from the TV shows I grew up with. In the midst of my Art School education for Visual Design, I spent a summer in NYC and took an intensive Fashion Illustration course at Parsons. For 2 months, 5 days a week, from 9 to 5 we drew models in amazing outfits all day long. It was a glorious time and I’ve had a major passion for fashion ever since. 

What is the secret of making garments that people love wearing? 
Well, I’m a bit of a comfort snob, fashion is a second career for me and honestly I’m designing for myself at this point. Everything we make is something I'm excited about and wear also. We're continually exploring the space between relaxation and refinement, comfort and effortless style. We use the softest, most sustainable materials we can source and we thrive on making small batch collections with unique details. We try to live up to our motto with every piece: Zenzee creates well-crafted, affordable pieces that people love wearing. 

Describe yourself in a hashtag
#wearhappy  

What cause is particularly important for you? 
I love to collaborate and use my talent to support the arts, women and girls and animals too. 

What is your favorite time of the day?  
There are 2: coffee time + wine time

What is your dream country to visit?
If I could manage living in two places: Amsterdam for several months out of the year and Park City, Utah where I currently reside. 

What is your spirit animal?  
Red Panda

What makes you smile the most?
My daughter Anna and my dogs

How would you describe your artistic style?  
Clean & modern mixed with a little hippie