ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Esé Azénabor-Grembowski is the Owner and Creative Director/Head Designer for her namesake brand Esé Azénabor. Her Inspiration comes from the World's arts, cultures and, most importantly, God.
She designs for clients that love art and understand the craftsmanship that goes into each haute couture and bespoke garment. Esé Azénabor is known for her hand beading with fine crystals, stones and pearls, hand embroidery on fine French lace and tulle, her structuring with hymo, hard tulle, boning and attention to detail.
This Nigeria-born Canadian transplant got to Texas as fast as she could. Hailing from a family who considered fashion design more of a hobby than a career, Esé started designing at the early age of 8 Years old. She had to sweep her creative urges under the rug because her maiden name, "Azénabor," was grounded in the fields of medicine, law, and engineering, and she, in turn, attended the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada majoring in Accounting. A move to Dallas, TX followed, to pursue a Master's Degree at Southern Methodist University, but she made a detour to follow her dreams and started designing 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 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, and contemporary European influences, she merged cultures to create her Haute Couture Bridal and evening wear collections.
The Esé Azénabor brand has produced a total of 21 different collections. She is now one of the World's sought-after designers. Her brides fly in from all over the World to get their Esé Azénabor Couture piece. Her designs have been seen on national and International stars such as Taraji P Henson, Tyra Banks, Michelle Williams, country star Kelsea Ballerini, Latin superstar Thalia, Vivica A. Fox, and so much more. The Brand has been published in Huff Post, People Magazine, Vogue, Cosmo, Essence, Munaluchi bridal, Modern Luxury Weddings, and CEOMoms, to name a few.
Esé Azénabor is a wife and mother, and her goal is to empower women through the art of fashion.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity" Proverbs 31:35