For those who are already fans of Dallas based designer Ese Azenabor, the idea that she would show her collection at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 was exciting! For those of us less familiar with Ese Azenabor, the collection was a lovely surprise, and a show of elegance.
The collection, inspired by the kingship of Henry VIII, and the affluent monarchs of that era, featuring embroidered Jacquard, rich dark tones and brocade fabrications. “The first time I saw the painting of Henry VIII, I was attracted to the gorgeous details of his garments,” says Azénabor. “We thought to create a collection inspired by his era in a modernized women’s luxury ready-to-wear and couture collection”.
Gazing at the heavily embellished gowns and dresses, you might be thinking about where you might wear one of these gorgeous confections. While a lot of the collection shown is definitely “red carpet” ready, the current ready to wear collections offer items with the same feeling of embellishment and elegance, but in user-friendly tunics and short dresses and pants outfits that you might consider for that special occasion wedding or dinner.
You won’t find these in every department store right now, but you can find them in select boutiques. The Esé Azénabor Collection is also available for purchase at the designer’s atelier and on the The Esé Azénabor web site