Revamped “NOIR” Concept by Fashion X Dallas becomes a Hit

Written by Emily Maldonado.

Fashionistas experienced a one-of-a-kind evening Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Sixty-Five Hundred for Fashion X Dallas “NOIR.”

The revamped concept consisted of one night packed with action from 15 runway designers including Project Runway stars Korto Momolu and Amanda Valentine, Meroki, Don Morphy, Ferrah, Abi Ferrin, Chasity Sereal, Bentley + Lace, House of Cynthia, Brittany Nicole, Vaeward, Vendals, Silk Threads by Ruby Bhandri, Noha Raouf and Modish & Swank. Capsule collections from Sydney Morris, La Lo La Clothing, Amberleaf, Tashumbra, Colt Collections, Dalina Ford Swim, Daniel Hinojos and Ca$hmere Mafiiia were also included. With the new open floor plan, guests also enjoyed a mingling atmosphere as well as an epic gallery featuring jewelry and accessories designer pop-up shops.

 


The “NOIR” theme led guests to dress in their most sophisticated and elegant all-black outfits while creating the perfect contrast to allow all the pieces on the runway to really stand out. The venue buzzed with influencers, media guests, celebrity stylists and reality TV stars, who immersed themselves along with other fashion enthusiasts in a night of fashion ranging from the grand black carpet entrance to the open bar with signature cocktails, the runway show, and the vendor exhibit.


A special and exciting moment presented itself when Bernina, a presenting sponsor, awarded the Houston-based designer also Hurricane Harvey Survivor Chasity Sereal with the Bernina Fashion Fund which equipped her with a BERNINA 560 (B 560) sewing machine valued at $3,399.

 

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Chasity Sereal receiving the Bernina Fashion Fund

Fashion X Dallas “NOIR” beneficiaries were Every Girl Deserves (EGD) Foundation and the Fashion Group International of Dallas. Guests included: Real Housewives of Dallas Cast Member LeeAnne Locken, K104’s DeDe in the Morning Host Dede McGuire, Celebrity Life Coach Steve Kemble, Fox News Anchor Dionne Anglin, Morning Dose Host Laila Muhammad and Good Morning Texas Host Jane McGarry. Other notable guests were Celebrity Concierge  Jackson, CW33 Host Raquel Gonzalez, Vintage Martini Owner Ken Weber, and influencers such as Christian Craven and Cynthia Smoot.

 

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Laila Muhammad and DeDe McGuire

 

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Steve Kemble, LeeAnne Locken, Chad Collom, Hamilton Sneed, Cynthia Smoot, Jane McGarry

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Garza. For more information about Fashion X Dallas, please click here.

XOXO,

Dynamically Branded

 

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Top Events This Season!!!

These are events you don’t want to miss this season:

  1. August 28th: The Cosign Experience 2016CosignX2016

The event, taking place August 28, is a jam-packed show full of some of Dallas’ best rising talent including singer/poet Lauren Steele, pop/soul singer Sam Harvey, hip-hop artist Lyric Le’Velle, and dancer/dance instructor Miranda Brackins. COSIGN will transform the warehouse-style event space, SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED, into an exciting breeding ground for Dallas’ trendiest underground scene. Artists of different genres will be featured and in attendance at the “#TheCOSIGNExperience: Fashion, Music, & Art Show.”

The fashion showcase will begin with a special ballet performance and will feature designs from Guns & Roses Boutique, Flawless Honey, Melancholic Design, RKJ Clothing and will also introduce the new COSIGN Unlimited clothing line.

Presale tickets are available for purchase at: www.thecosignexperience2016.eventbrite.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Women Called Moses, a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent and end the cycle of violence against women and that was created to be an “underground railroad” of sorts for victims of domestic violence. www.womencalledmoses.org

2. September 8th-10th: Fashion X Dallas

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Photo Credits: Fashion X Dallas

 

Fashion X Dallas is the premiere “fashion week” in the DFW market and features 3 nights of runway shows each Fall.

Each night in 2016 will feature at least 9 full runway collections from local DFW-based designers, Season Winners and All Stars from the hit Lifetime Television show Project Runway, and emerging designers from across the globe. FXD also gives opportunities to the youngest of designers through CAPSULE, mini 3-look collections allowing for an accessible runway experience. Finally, over 20 curated Gallery spaces will feature the best in emerging jewelry and accessories designers each night.

One talented DFW based designer will also receive the 2016 BERNINA Dallas Fashion Fund to help spur their career with tools necessary for the trade. For more information visit http://fashionxdallas.com/

3. September 30th: Diner En Blanc

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Photo Credits: Diner En Blanc

At the last minute, the secret location is revealed to thousands of friends who have all been patiently waiting to learn where “Dîner en Blanc” will take place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.

Over the course of the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of their city’s public spaces by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by good taste and a love of beauty. Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of high French society, and guests engage one another, knowing that they are taking part in a truly magical event. There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic—only amazed and astonished looks from passersby observing the scene before them. And participants, like spectators, wonder whether it’s all not a dream… For more information visit http://dallas.dinerenblanc.info/

 

Esé Azénabor steals the show at the First Annual Fashion X Dallas

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Photo (Oh So Cynthia)

Dallas based Designer, Esé Azénabor mesmerized the audience with her hand beaded 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Friday Night at Fashion X Dallas that took place for its first time at the Fashion Industry Gallery.

Esé Azénabor is known for her gorgeous and detailed hand beaded garments. I have followed her growth for over a year now and she is literally finding new creative ways to continuously blow away even the most savvy in the industry. She received standing ovations at the finale of her runway presentation this past Friday evening, at the first ever held Fashion X Dallas.

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I had the pleasure to assist Esé Azénabor with her Fashion X Dallas showcase and therefore received a very unique insight about her and her brand. I was very curious to know how an artistic mind such as Esé Azénabor creates these mind-blowing garments we all would love to wear at the next Margarita Ball,  FGI Night of Stars or The House of DIFFA Gala. Jokingly I asked “Do you just sketch what you dreamed about the night before?” her response shocked me. She shared with me that most of her creations were inspired by dreams or concepts ingrained in her at a very early age.

Her last collection was inspired by “The Phantom of the Opera”, an opera she watched at the tender age of 6 years. The inspiration for her 2015 Spring/Summer Collection was Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Esé’s muse was the main character Hermia. Style-wise, women in the 16th century resembled fairy tail alike characters and the designer was drawn to the heroine’s elegance and how gracefully she was portrait.

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At Fashion X Dallas, Esé started her runway presentation with a beautiful pearl hand beaded Silk Chiffon gown. The following 19 looks received gazing stares, as guests admired the stunning gowns, jumpsuits, maxi dresses, and patterned kaftans.

Another interesting fact some of you might not know is that her sister Dosé has become her partner, the reason why  you saw both rip the runway concluding the finale.

After her showcase Esé and her sister received compliments not only from Project Runway Stars Michelle Lesniak, Daniel Esquivel and Korto Momolu but also from the most prominent socialites Cynthia Smoot and LeeAnne Locken. Despite all her success and popularity Esé remains one of the most humble persons I have met in the Fashion Industry.

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I also have to give the entire Fashion X Dallas team credit. I know that runway presentations of this magnitude can turn out very hectic and chaotic but this ensemble of fashion experts handled designers, press, vendors and guests in a very organized and professional manner. I can’t wait for Fashion X Dallas to come back to Dallas next year!

XOXO,

Dynamically Branded

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones Photograpy)