BEHIND THE DESIGNS: ZEYNEP YURDERI
Designer and owner of
ZEYZANI, Zeynep Yurderi will tell you that she doesn’t just design boots and
shoes; she makes wearable art created to elevate any woman to the center of
attention. "Zeyzani's are like all women – unique, sexy, and not dominated
within the confines of any mold."
The award-winning brand Zeyzani, founded in 2009, is anchored by its
One-of-a-Kind collection, which is made from Suzani, hand-stitched silk, by
artisans in Central Asia, with vibrantly colored motifs of tulips, paisleys,
grapevines and other designs from ancient Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
Because each pair is hand-stitched, no two are alike. Leather, Suede and other
textiles round out the full Zeyzani collection, all made with the highest
quality products offering comfort and durability year-round.
Zeyzani can be found in
boutiques and stores across the US and Canada, as well as in Europe: Spain,
Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, and Turkey.
Yurderi has had some recent
fanfare designing two pairs of custom boots for Dolly Parton; one was an above
the knee stiletto in leather, which Parton wore during the TV Show, The
Bacholerette. Other notable celebrities wearing Zeyzani: Joan Rivers,
Wendy WIlliams, JWoWW & Snooki of “Jersey Shore,” Stella Parton, Renee
Graziano of "Mob Wives," Katie Cazorla of “Nail Files” and Jeni
Elizabeth, the Celebrity & TV Fashion Stylist.
Due to her success as a
young designer and entrepreneur, Yurderi was crowned as one of the “Super
Women of the Year” 2011 by South Jersey Magazine. For more information on
the designer Zeynep Yurderi, you can visit www.zeynepyurderi.com
From a very young age I've loved shoes! I think I was 7 when I got a pair
of black suede ankle strap shoes with little heels and rainbow colored
butterfly embroidery on the front, and that was it, I was in love!
I came to the USA in 1997 right after graduating a private high school in
Izmir, Turkey. I first studied International Business and shortly after I went
back to study Marketing and Management at the University of Washington,
Business School in Seattle, WA.
Since college, I've only
worked at large corporations at high levels and yet my obsession with heels
grew with my career life.
Same obsession and love for heels have finally inspired me to hang up my
business suits as a Director for a pharmaceutical marketing company and embark
on this adventure with Zeyzani line in 2009.
The Zeyzani name is derived from my first name [Zeynep] and the fabric name
suzani, hand-stitched silk by artisans in Uzbekistan, with vibrantly colored
motifs of tulips, paisleys, pomegranates, grapevines and other designs from
ancient Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
Some people love collecting paintings, others love collecting heels! But
make no mistake, these are not your typical boots and shoes, these are
one-of-a-kind hand embroidered Zeyzanis.
Each pair of Zeyzani is a work of art, unique and no two are alike; they
all have their own distinctive pattern. In all regular line Zeyzanis, you will
find an intentional imperfection or two, implying "Only God is
I've had an amazing time so far helping women increase their self-awareness
and discover their inner sensualist through my boots and am excited to continue
to do so. I've always believed women are at their peak when they feel and look
sexy. With that sexiness comes confidence, especially when it emanates from
such beautiful hand crafted piece of art that is one-of-a-kind and only theirs:
Thank you to all of those who believe in our brand and for making Zeyzani
what it is today! I value your loyalty and truly appreciate your
enthusiastic love for my designs!
ABOUT OUR FLAGSHIP STORE:
Zeyzani was founded in New Jersey, in 2009 by Zeynep Yurderi. A celebration
of the Mediterranean, Zeyzani, is a store for the quality and style-conscious
consumer; providing unique and exotic fashions and accents from the
Mediterranean, located in 145 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA
Tel: 856.685.7790 and on-line at www.ZEYZANI.com