Saturday, June 5, 2010


The buzz is heating up for St. Louis' own fashion label, Shukuru 2. Born and raised in St. Louis, founder and designer Shukuru Bilal began designing womens' clothing over 20 years ago. Recently her eclectic, yet feminine designs have been featured in Delux magazine as well as the St. Louis American newspaper.   Currently she does custom designs by appointment and her clothing line can be found at Lee J. boutique downtown on Washington Avenue, with plans to expand into other local boutiques. 

So what's next for Shukuru? She has several fashion shows lined up in the near future as well as a new company specializing in personal shopping/stylist services for professional women.  For more information about this emerging talent, please visit her website or contact her at

Photography by Toni Williams

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