CULTURE & COUTURE: A CONTEMPORARY FASHION EXPLORATION @ Southwest School of Art | Coates Chapel, San Antonio [17 January]


19:00 - 21:00

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Southwest School of Art | Coates Chapel
300 Augusta St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Visionary creators of Fashion Week San Antonio guide you through a unique, live fashion exhibition featuring Nigerian-born couture designer, Esé Azénabor; exploring unique cultural influences and how they reassess the fashionable image and it’s central role in contemporary culture.

Sounds x JARVIS | Signature Cocktails courtesy of Partida Tequila

Sponsored by Fashion Week San Antonio | Southwest School of Art | Partida Tequila

A Red Haus Production | Official DreamWeek Event | SA300 Tricentennial Partner

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Esé Azénabor’s designs are inspired by the arts and her culture, having dressed notable celebrities and entertainers from Michelle Williams and Vivica Fox, to LeAnne Locken and many others. Hailing from a family who considered fashion design more of a hobby than a career, young Esé had to sweep her creative urges under the rug. The Azénabor name was grounded in the fields of medicine, law, and engineering, and she, in turn, attended the University of Windsor in Windsor in Ontario, Canada, and majored in accounting. A move to Dallas followed, to pursue a Master’s Degree at Southern Methodist University, detoured to following her dreams and started designed handmade dresses for herself, friends and family.

In 2012, without any financial assistance, this self-taught designer traded predictable college life for the wild world of fashion with the launch of her self-titled ready-to-wear line. At her sewing machine, she conceptualized her fascination for heavy hand beading, crocheted lace, exquisite fabrics and embroidery. Inspired by a combination of vintage, African, Egyptian, and contemporary European influences, she merged cultures to create her debut of her Haute-Couture and Ready-to-wear luxurious collection.

Esé Azénabor has been featured numerous top fashion publications and digital sources to include Cosmopolitan Magazine, Fashion Bomb Daily, Yahoo! Fashion and many others.


The mission of DreamWeek is to advance the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other great humanitarians like him – by proliferating and modernizing their aspirations of a more equitable and enlightened society for all.


Inspired by Fashion Week in New York City, Mexico, Milan and Paris, Fashion Week San Antonio was conceived in November 2012 by leading fashion producer and founder, Tony Harris. Currently in it’s 6th season, this weeklong schedule of events was launched to showcase the Alamo city’s most talented designers and international brand houses by displaying their latest collections in a runway show or fashion exhibition.

Positioned as a leader in Latin American culture, Fashion Week San Antonio takes specific interest in advancing the Latin-American fashion and lifestyle markets. Throughout the fashion-packed, 7-day schedule, Fashion Week San Antonio has attracted an audience of over 10,000 national and international consumers, press, and buyers.


San Antonio celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is being commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.
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