Esé Azénabor creates a Night to remember

This past Tuesday, Nigeria born designer Esé Azénabor showcased her most elaborate Fall/Winter collection entitled “Venetian Dream”. The designer was particularly satisfied with this collection because she took her time and didn’t oblige to New York Fashion Week’s harsh deadlines.

Talented designer in the middle with her two last finale looks. Photo Credits: Thomas Garza Photography

The inspiration for this series of intricate designs originated from Azénabor’s desire of adding a Venetian flair to her home. Throughout her research on Venetian inspired homes, she became fascinated with the antique plaster work, dramatic moldings and the unique architecture. She successfully emulated those elements in her collection through intricate beading and embroidery. Core components of her collection include materials such as silk crepe, silk mesh and silk tulle. Known for her detailed beading and embroidery work, in this collection the designer utilized a combination of Japanese glass beads, sequins and Swarovski crystals. All garments were 100% hand sewn with custom fabrics exclusively created for this collection. The colorfulness of the last collection inspired by the Garden of Eden contrasts with the Venetian Dream’s whites, golds, and blacks. Again Esé Azénabor stepped into new terrain turning a vision into reality.

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Spring/Summer 2016 as showcased during NYFW. Photo Credits: Thomas Garza Photography
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Fall/Winter 2016 Collection. Photo Credits: Thomas Garza Photography

As most of Esé Azénabor’s events, the Venetian Dream showcase was tied to a local charity, Ally’s Wish, a DFW non-profit which grants wishes to young mothers battling terminal illnesses so they may create memories with their families that last a lifetime. Hostess Tricia Sims’ beautiful estate in Preston Hollow was filled with Dallas socialites, fashion lovers and local press. Even Neiman Marcus buyers could be spotted in the front row. Esé Azénabor’s FW16 presentation was one to be definitely remembered. Instead of following a traditional straight or L-shaped runway, models strutted (accessorized by D’Monti Hand Bags and Couture Rocks Jewelry) across Sims’ home reminiscent of Chanel’s outstanding Métiers d’Art Show of 2015.

Front Row from left: Fox 4 Anchor Dionne Anglin, Stylist Jeanette Chivvis, Neiman Marcus Buyers, and The Hair Bar Owner Gina Ginsburg. Photo Credits: Thomas Garza Photography

The ambiance would not have been complete without its Mistress of Ceremony LeeAnne Locken, a cast member of Bravo’s new hit show “The Real Housewives of Dallas“.

Mistress of Ceremony LeeAnne Locken, Photo Credits Thomas Garza Photography

Esé Azénabor’s goal is to empower women through the art of fashion. Any woman wearing this collection will stand taller, be more confident, and smile harder in the mirror. For more info on garments contact or visit


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