Tarek Akaweih, a Houston native and founder of the streetwear brand XERES, adds a unique spin to each design he creates. Akaweih's designs are derived from his artistic inspiration from graffiti art, hip-hop, sports, and through his time living in Los Angeles.

While in Los Angeles, Akaweih surrounded himself in the fashion industry working for luxury designers like Burberry, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.