Category Archives: Local Designers

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Dallas House of Blues Goes Black for Iconic Designer Dress Competition | Culture Map Dallas

Dallas House of Blues goes black for iconic designer dress competitionLocal style setters descended on the House of Blues Dallas for the Little Black Dress Designer fashion show and competition… LBBD founder Jeff Shell transformed the popular concert venue into a chic runway straight out of a scene from New York Fashion Week…

In addition to bragging rights, winners were awarded a portion of $34,000 in scholarships, so this was more than fun and games for these students. Their charge: reinvent the iconic LBD, a staple in women’s wardrobes for decades. As models wearing the top 10 looks strutted down the runway, front-row VIPs clapped and nodded in approval… Read More at Culture Map Dallas ↠

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Beads, Feathers, and Sequins Galore: See Dallas Designer Esé Azénabor’s 2014 Collection | D Magazine ShopTalk

Dallas Designer Esé Azénabor’s 2014 Collection via D MagazineDallas designer Esé Azénabor sent her models down the runway – faces half covered a la Phantom of the Opera… The fashion show, titled Phantom of the Runway, featured a laser light violin performance, cocktails with swirling smoke, and Esé’s lineup of beautifully embellished pieces, including floor length sequin gowns with plunging necklines and ornate cocktail dresses with heavy beading, feathers, and glittering lace panels… View Gallery via D Magazine’s ShopTalk ↠

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Designer Tendai Tawonezvi Taps into Handmade African Fabrics to Celebrate You | Dallas Observer Mixmaster

Designer Tendai Tawonezvi Taps into Handmade African Fabrics to Celebrate YouYour summer wardrobe just got a little cooler thanks to up-and-coming line, NeoBantu. Blending together classic feminine shapes with vibrant African prints, designer Tendai Tawonezvi is producing pieces that reflect and celebrate your individuality.

She sources handmade African fabrics to inspire and fabricate her designs, all of which are done either out of a showroom in the Underground of South Side on Lamar or at a space in East Dallas. Each piece created is as unique as the print it embodies. “We are not all alike, and our clothes should allow us to express [that], Tawonezvi says…

Read More via The Dallas Observer Mixmaster ↠
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• DESIGNER WEBSITE: NeoBantu.com