It’s no secret that DFW Style Daily is a huge fan of Dallas-based designer Esé Azénabor. We’ve followed her from Hotel Zaza to Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), CBS Radio’s Design & Dine, Fashion X Dallas, and finally her 2016 collection debuts. With intricate beading and gorgeous embroidery, her Fall/Winter 2016 collection was truly a dream – a “Venetian Dream” that is. Ready-to-wear creations showcasing beading from Japan, sequins and Swarovski crystals graced the temporary runway at a huge Dallas mansion during her last showcase. Models flowed effortlessly down an over-the-top staircase as fashion patrons oohed and aahed.
Vivica Fox -“Independence Day: Resurgence” movie premiere
Today, we have very exciting news from Esé herself! Tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 15, the designer will be hosting a Grand Opening at the new Esé Azénabor Fashion Gallery in the Dallas Design District. The collection will be complemented with artwork by Joanne Herdra, Latoya Jones and Shayema.
We have the nitty-gritty from the designer’s mouth about tomorrow’s soirée and her celebrity fans!
Tammy Collins – 2016 BET Awards
DFW Style Daily: How do the visual artists fit into your showroom vision?
Ese: “They are all very talented, strong and independent women that empower [other] women through their art – just like Esé Azénabor does.”
What inspired the 2017 designs you’ll be showing attendees?
“Our new collection is inspired my our clients and the holiday season.”
Aracely Arámbula – Telemundo’s ‘Premios Tu Mundo’ Awards
Who do you envision wearing this collection?
“The woman that understands the crafts and attention to detail put in each garment. She is intelligent, well-traveled and strong.”
We’ve been seeing your designs on the runway! Tell us about your celebrity fans.
“Latin star Aracely Arambula recently wore one of our garments from our FW16 collection to the Telemundo’s ‘Premios Tu Mundo’ Awards and Vivica Fox wore a custom gown to the ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ movie premiere. Earlier this year, Tammy Collins [Kirk Franklin’s wife] wore one of our pieces to the 2016 BET Awards and the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards!”
Tammy Collins – 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Guests can get a sneak peek of the designer’s 2017 couture pieces as they enjoy light bites, drinks by Kruto Vodka and beats by DJ Nikki Nicole at 6 p.m. Samples from previous Esé Azénabor collections will be available for purchase at 70% off during the event. Couture Rocks by Carinthia Kishaba will have fine jewelry available for purchase at the event. The event will be hosted by Bravo reality TV personality and “The Real Housewives of Dallas” star LeeAnne Locken.
Image 1 courtesy of Yahoo News. Image 2 courtesy of Aces Showbiz. Image 3 courtesy of El Nuevo Herald. Image 4 courtesy of Grammy.com.