ABOUT US / FOUNDER

Z BY ZEVARRA (zee-var-racreates and markets hot, trend-setting retail apparel for the most passionate customers. Our brand is an affordable luxury lifestyle brand of fashionable designer Plus Size apparel that flatters the curves of all Plus Size shapes.

"The success of any label is the directing the creative energy of design while developing a complimentary business structure that ensures continued success season to season. Fashion not only compliments our own nature it showcases our success. Due to the commitment of our team at Z by Zevarra, we launched our first collection from concept to manufacture in three months time (A/W 2013-2014)." -LaKisha Livingston-Brown
 

Mission Statement

Founded in 2013, Z by ZEVARRA was created with the philosophy of offering the fashionable curvy woman versatility and elegance with a range of beautifully crafted styles to suit every occasion at affordable prices.
 

The Brand

Introducing Z by ZEVARRA (zee-var-ra) - a luxury lifestyle fashion label specializing in affordable unique Ready-to-Wear plus size (14-24) dresses, tops, pant wear, and skirts that accentuate the full figured body by embracing every curve. Offering a selection of versatile pieces, perfect for a smooth day to evening transition, Z by ZEVARRA captures luxury with its distinctive, elegant, quintessential, feminine signature for the fashion forward plus size woman.

Made from a selection of handpicked opulent fabrics, Z by ZEVARRA synonymous with luxury, creates high-fashion timeless elegance, fused with a striking combination of urban glamour, with delicate, deluxe fabrics and ornately embellished styles at affordable prices. The first Fall Collection, debuted at Haute Curves LA Fashion Week in October 2013, Key styles from this collection include the elegant red Lola Dress, lace insert black Sasha Dress and the exquisite black cutout Vixen Dress. 

The Z by ZEVARRA signature silhouette plays a pivotal role in the collections, helping to further distinguish each style and offering a real WOW factor.  All Z by Zevarra designs are of the highest quality and 
Made / Manufactured in United States (Made in America)

 

The Founder / Designer

LaKisha Livingston-Brown is a former Software Engineer turned CEO/Designer of Z by ZEVARRA, a Plus Size affordable luxury fashion label specializing in unique Ready-to-Wear apparel that accentuates and embraces the full figured body. Z by Zevarra combines versatility and elegance with a range of beautifully crafted styles to suit any occasion for the fashionable curvy woman.

Her passion for fashion began as a young child; she would sew clothing for all her dolls and make accessories for her friends and family. As she grew into adulthood she yearned to study fashion design, but her mother encouraged her to pursue a Computer Science degree instead so she would be able to care for her young son. Upon completion of her degree she worked in the Software Development field for 12 years before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a Fashion Designer.

She became inspired from the encouraging words of her friends and family for her amazing sense of style, and her ability to think outside the box for the fashion forward plus size woman. Her gift for styling and design evolved and she decided to launch her own fashion label in the summer of 2013. She immediately approached this new venture with entrepreneurial savvy for which she is known; establishing the overall business structure while taking the lead as the creative force behind the label. With all of her hard work and determination, she was able to create and launch her first collection (A/W 2013-2014) within 3 months of conception.