"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing."
– Esther Ihezie Creative Director
EZIE, the collections designed by Esther Ihezie, accomplishes the delicate balance between bold, experimental sensibilities with the ease of classic American design.
Ihezie‘s unusual entrée into the world of fashion reflects the dichotomy present in her designs. Born and raised in Nigeria, her family immigrated to the United States in 1999 in search of greener pastures. The move afforded Ihezie the chance to study the sciences, a highly prized pursuit to her family, at Howard University where she majored in biology and chemistry. This led to a researching grant at National Institutes of Health followed by Medical School at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Ihezie’s professional career in medicine continues as an ER Physician at NYP Hudson Valley NY and she currently balances that with her fashion career.
Despite her love for helping people through medicine, Ihezie could not ignore her concurrent obsession with fashion. She began designing her own clothing as a preteen, bringing sketches to the local seamstress in Nigeria to produce one of a kind outfit she would wear to church and she continued designing her own wardrobe throughout her study of medicine. Albeit formal fashion training, Ihezie worked to better herself at designing by attending seminars taught by industry professionals and would fit in classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology whenever she could.
EZIE is a brand determined to redefine “glamour”. While inspired by the works of Elsa Schiaparelli, Madeleine Vionnet, Lanvin, and Carolina Herrera Ihezie knows firsthand the multiple roles of the modern woman who is always on the go and strives to provide her the chicness she desires while handling her business. Because of her medical studies, an acute awareness of the body is instilled in her designs as well as a focus on ease of wear no matter how elaborate and sensual the shapes and fabric treatments become.
Confidence and transformation reigns supreme as EZIE’s fashion mission statement and just like her day job at the ER, Ihezie’s objective is to make her customer feel the best she can possibly be.