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Black Designers Lit Up Runway For Record-Breaking Juneteenth Fashion Show

More than 1,500 attended the first annual Legacy West Juneteenth Fashion Show.

Legacy West Juneteenth Fashion Show
(l-r) House of Dasha, Don Morphy & Ese Axzenabor, & Amy Holly // Photo Credit: Thomas Garza Photography

The DFW experienced a history-making fashion moment at the Legacy West Juneteenth Fashion Show this past Sunday (June 19). Nearly a dozen of Texas’ finest Black designers and brands lit up their runway in bold prints, atelier designs, and statement-making ensembles that had the crowds cheering throughout the night.

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Award-winning menswear designer Don Morphy, bridal powerhouse Esé Azénabor, resort wear line Amy Holly, and fitness line Energy Check were among those that presented collections. Boutiques also showcased their selections, including Indigo 1745, House of Dasha, One Street Sales, and PWR WMN, along with the jewelry and accessories brands AND-MADE, Creteation, and MEZAI.

Don Moprhy & Esé Azénabor
Don Morphy & Esé Azénabor // Photo Credit: Thomas Garza Photography

Hosted at Legacy Hall’s Box Garden in Plano, the first annual event drew a record-breaking 1,500 attendees, making it the largest outdoor fashion show in DFW.

“I am moved beyond words at the success of the Juneteenth Show and thankful to Legacy West and Legacy Hall for their partnership in helping to bring my vision to life,” said Leah Frazier, CEO of Think Three Media, and mastermind behind the event.

Legacy West Juneteenth Fashion Show
Show finale // Photo Credit: Thomas Garza Photography

“Putting a spotlight on our incredible Black creatives, designers and artists here in the DFW Metroplex was undoubtedly the icing on the cake,” added Frazier. “I’m so happy that this event alone brought so many people a little piece of hope and a whole lot of Black joy.”

The event also featured a video tribute to DFW’s Black creatives and fashion industry produced by Think Three Media, a special appearance by Harrison L. Blair, president of Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, and a live performance by Grammy-winning WRLDFMS Tony Williams.

Harrison L. Blair
Harrison L. Blair // Photo Credit: Thomas Garza Photography

“The show was spectacular! It was so inspiring to see the wealth of fashion talent and creativity right here in DFW,” said Stephenetta (Isis) Harmon, owner of MEZAI. “It was also a privilege to be there. Everyone was welcoming, supportive, and ready to shop! You couldn’t ask for more.”

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Press play below for a video recap.

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