TeKay Designs Representing Liberia At First Africa Fashion Business Summit Hosted By African Union

The Republic of Liberia was represented by TeKay Designs at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa for the Africa Fashion Reception held from 13th – 15th September, 2016.

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The Embassy of Liberia in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia attended the event with full support from Ambassador George S.W. Patten Sr, Counselor Moibaa Fofana Sr, First Secretary / Consul Gotomo Ruben Anderson, among others.

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LtoR: Hon. George S. W. Patten Sr (Liberian Ambassador to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and Kimma Wreh (TeKay Designs - Liberia)LtoR: Hon. George S. W. Patten Sr (Liberian Ambassador to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and Kimma Wreh (TeKay Designs – Liberia, Excel Magazine Director)

TeKay Designs, an award winning fashion label founded by Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh, showcased their Spring 2017 “Pride of Liberia” collection comprising of Liberian made country cloth and tie dye fabrics, and Ankara prints along with matching Liberian made accessories (purses, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings). The country cloth fabric is hand woven with threads from cotton farms in Liberia, and is a source of Liberian nationalistic pride. View photos from fashion show below:


Liberia’s trade exhibition included hand-made country maps, county flags, mother and child artwork, paintings, country cloth shirts and fabrics, tie-dye and Ankara fabrics and accessories.

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Africa Fashion Reception

 

1st Africa Fashion Business Summit hosted by the African Union in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Left to Right: Lexy Mojo-Eyes (CEO of Legendary Gold – Organizers of Africa Fashion Reception) and Kimma Wreh (TeKay Designs – LIBERIA)

Liberia’s National Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union also partnered with TeKay Designs to supply some of the fashion products in the trade exhibition.  Wreh was commissioned in June 2015 as Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador representing Liberia’s National Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union.

According to Kimma Wreh, “The Liberian fashion exhibition and showcase at the African Union is part of a broader initiative (financed by TeKay Designs and Excel Magazine International) to promote Liberian fashion, culture and tourism by displaying Liberian made apparel and accessories globally. The African Union event was an opportunity for a cross-section of designers, Ambassadors, dignitaries and AU staff to learn about Liberia’s fashion sector and purchase Liberian made products.  Sales were strong at the trade exhibition and the attendees were quite receptive to the styles and colors of the Liberian made designs.  The National Investment Commission also provided investment guides for doing business in Liberia.”

The African Fashion Business Summit and Exhibition was held on September 14th and the gala event (trade exhibition and fashion show) was held on the 15th September by participating countries including Liberia.  The gala fashion event was attended by more than 600 select VIPs comprised of Ambassadors from over 112 countries, multinational corporations, Corporate CEOs and top government representatives.

The Chairperson of the African Union, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma met with top country designers at the exhibition stands in support of locally made fashion products from the African continent.

The theme of the first African Fashion Business Summit was ‘Creating Wealth for African Economies through its Fashion, Garment and Textile Industry’ and the event was moderated by Lexy Mojo Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Limited, organizers of the Africa Fashion Reception. The welcome address was delivered by the Commissioner for Social Affairs, His Excellency, Dr Mustapha SidikiKaloko. The Keynote Speaker was Cristina Morozzi from Istituto Marangoni, Milan, Italy who spoke about the increasing influence of African fashion globally. The Representative of the Managing Director of Femaz Micro Finance Bank, Dr Mrs Sandra Nwugo talked about the role of Micro Finance Bank in supporting the various fashion vocations. Hon. Angela Martins (Head of Culture Division, African Union Headquarters) also spoke on the fashion panel.

LtoR: Ms. Angela Martins (Head of Culture Division, African Union Headquarters), Director of Femaz Micro Finance Bank, Lexy Mojo Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Limited), Cristina Morozzi (Istituto Marangoni, Milan, Italy)

LtoR: Ms. Angela Martins (Head of Culture Division, African Union Headquarters), Director of Femaz Micro Finance Bank, Lexy Mojo Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Limited), Cristina Morozzi (Istituto Marangoni, Milan, Italy)

The summit featured designers from around the African continent including Tekay Designs – Liberia, Botocy – Botswana, Kaz O Zah Art – Burundi, Paradise Fashion – Ethiopia, Fanny Mandina – DR Congo, Classic Fashion – Namibia, Walove by Designs – Kenya, Kokonut stylist – Swaziland, Black Coal Clothing – South Africa, Keto Couture – Nigeria, Chizo – Zambia, Bulongo Clothing, Ladybird Fashion design, EjigTibeb, Yefiker, etc.

Atunda Entertainment featured performances by Anu (the only female Ekwe Performer of international repute) and Olo Omidanbata (the only female bata player globally).

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The Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) is a Pan African initiative and this year’s event gathered fashion designers, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from various African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic fashion discipline with the proud theme ‘Africa is the New Inspiration of Global Fashion’.  Officially launched in Paris in 2013, there were 16 African countries that participated in the Africa Fashion Reception followed by 24 countries in the 2nd edition.

According to Lexy Mojo-Eyes, CEO of Africa Fashion Reception “the textile, garment and fashion industry all over the world is reputed to be the highest employer of labor after government. It led to the industrial revolution and infrastructural development in America, Europe and the Asian countries at different times. It can also be a catalyst for Africa’s economic revolution’ he said. ‘With a population of over 1.2 billion people, Africa must learn how to do business with itself before venturing out of the continent. This is why we are beginning from Africa” he concluded.

View more photos of the reception here:


The Africa Fashion Reception will have its 3rd international edition in Paris France on Saturday 29th October, 2016 at the UNESCO due to a new partnership between UNESCO and The Africa Fashion Reception. For details, log on to www.africafashionreception.com

While in Addis Ababa, Kimma appeared as special guest on AFRO 105.3 FM (African Drive Time Show) hosted by Mr. Mitchell Olaniyi (aka DJ Toka) and Mr. James Kanagwa (Ecobank Director), where she educated the listeners on the Liberian fashion sector, KDE Disability Africa Foundation (a 501C3 USA based non-profit organization) and Excel Magazine International (a global media house of international repute). KDE Disability Africa Foundation is an advocate for training and utilizing people with disabilities to produce fashion accessories and apparel in Liberia.


(repost from Excel Magazine International)

TEKAY DESIGNS (LIBERIA) WINS WAFA

Press Release: TEKAY DESIGNS (LIBERIA) WINS WEST AFRICA WOMEN’S WEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARD

Liberian fashion brand TeKay Designs received the prestigious West Africa Women’s Wear Designer Of The Year award issued by the 2016 West African Fashion Awards (WAFA) held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on the 26th of March, 2016.  WAFA is an annual Fashion awards event to showcase West African designers and present awards to those who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year. The ceremony honored the most forward-thinking designers, models and practitioners who have made an impact in the West African fashion industry and beyond. WAFA attracts an elite audience of leaders from some of West Africa and Africa’s top fashion brands, big-name designers and top personalities in the industry, as well as style-leading celebrities.  For listing of all the 2016 WAFA winners, visit http://westafricafashionawards.blogspot.com/2016/03/west-africa-fashion-awards-2016-winners.html

Liberian Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh is the Creative Director / Founder of TeKay Designs (an award winning international fashion label) with operations in the USA and West Africa. Wreh has a Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. and Master Of Business Administration (MBA) from LeTourneau University in Houston Texas. Founded in 1998, the designer label is most noted for providing hand crafted, non traditional, multicultural and contemporary pieces for customers in the U.S.A and international.  TeKay Designs specializes in bridal gowns, pageant and formal dresses, African and ethnic attire, fashion jewelry and accessories. TeKay Designs’ signature Queen Of The Brides collection includes couture bridal and formal gowns accessorized with luxurious fashion jewelry representing women of royalty and significant social status from West Africa and various countries around the world.

A fashion industry veteran, Wreh’s creations have been featured in Tiffany’s Fashion Week New York, Uptown Fashion Week New York, Couture Fashion Week New York, Chicago Fashion Week, Dallas International Fashion Show, African Fashion Week Houston, International African Fashion Week Austin, Houston Fashion Week, The Ultimate Wedding Showcase New York, Alhambra Bridal Show New York, Houston Wedding Showcase, etc.

Wreh is Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador representing Liberia’s Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union. The union’s objective is to provide a strategic leadership and create an enabling environment for union members to participate in the socio-economic development of the tailoring, textile, cotton and weaving industries.  Libera has a rich culture, diverse tradition, and wealth of resources. Wreh and the Union have a deep appreciation and pride in Liberian tailor made garments and country cloth.  The Tailor’s Union provides training certificates and diploma courses on Tailoring, fashion design, Country cloth weaving, Tie and dye application, business and financial management, pattern making, advanced garment construction, etc.

“I’m a strong believer that we can build African manufacturing to compete with China. Cheap counterfeit fabrics and garments from China are flooding the market and taking jobs from hard working Africans. As an advocate for traditional African fabrics and local talent, TeKay Designs’ upcoming collection will incorporate Liberian hand woven country cloth fabrics, tie dye fabrics, and matching hand bags and accessories. TeKay Designs production operation in West Africa has reliable electricity, access to steady source and variety of fabrics, skilled tailors, embroiderers and accessory workers.” states Kimma Wreh.

ABOUT TEKAY DESIGNS

TeKay Designs is an international award-winning fashion label, based in Houston Texas, that offers custom designs and couture bridal gowns, formal attire and statement fashion jewelry.  Founded in 1998, TeKay Designs features handcrafted pieces that appeal to those who appreciate elegance with a contemporary  twist. The designer brand is most noted for providing unique ethnic attire and non traditional pieces for customers in the U.S.A and international. The company facilitates production in Houston, Texas and West Africa.

TeKay Designs has also been the subject of many notable interviews and featured in print publications like The Knot, Bridal Guide Magazine, Get Married Magazine, Self Magazine, Annex Magazine, Excel International Magazine, Viva Magazine, Wedding Style Guide International, New York Amsterdam News, Chumash Magazine, Bello Magazine, Genlux magazine, Razor’s Edge Magazine, African Vibes Magazine, Port of Harlem, Fashion Avenue News, Alize Magazine, the New York Times, among others.

Contact Information:
Website: www.tk-designs.com
Email: tekayd@yahoo.com
Phone: 1-832-497-5853

Press Release by Excel Magazine International: www.excelmagazineinternational.com

TeKay Designs at the Red Dress Gala

TeKay Designs was a featured designer at the Red Dress Gala by donating a red dress to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. The Red Dress Event was part of Houston Fashion Week pre-presentation event.

Photo:Kendric Rosby Photography

Photo:Kendric Rosby Photography

TeKay Designs was a featured designer at the Red Dress Gala by donating a red dress to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. T
The Red Dress Gala Auction “Fashion for a good cause” is an auction of red dresses ranging from Texas emerging designers to designers from all over the world all donated for a good cause and featured at the Pre – Presentation for Houston Fashion Week® 2015 Event.

Photo:Kendric Rosby Photography

Photo:Kendric Rosby Photography

TeKay Designs couture red dress was showcased on the runway on May 21st, 2015 at the Czech Center Museum Houston.

Photo:Kendric Rosby Photography

Photo:Kendric Rosby Photography

Houston Television interviewed Deborah Grayson Carpenter wearing TeKay Designs at the Red Dress Gala.

TeKay Designs at The Young Houston Magazine Spring 2015 Fashion Show

At this event, the Young Houston Magazine released the Spring 2015 issue featuring Houston’s Top 100 Young Professionals Edition 2015.

TeKay Designs at The Young Houston Magazine Spring 2015 Fashion Show

Photographer: Richard Inim

TeKay Designs at The Young Houston Magazine Spring 2015 Fashion Show

Photographer: Richard Inim

TeKay Designs at The Young Houston Magazine Spring 2015 Fashion Show

Photographer: Richard Inim

Designer Kimma Wreh was honored to receive recognition as a Top 100 Young Houston professional in Spring 2015 issue of the Young Houston Magazine.

TeKay Designs at New York Uptown Fashion Week Press Conference

TeKay Designs:Queen Of The Brides was the featured bridal designer at New York Uptown Fashion Week. The Press conference and fashion exhibition was held on Tuesday February 9th, 2015 followed by a Designers preview exhibition at Punto Space Located at 325 West 38th street New York City. The New York Uptown Fashion Week press conference was attended by members of the press, fashion enthusiasts and dignitaries such as Manhattan’s district 10 Councilman, YDanis Rodriguez and the Executive Director at City University Of New York (CUNY) – Hostos Community College, Ms. Seny Taveras.

Designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs spoke about the inspiration for TeKay’s Fall / Winter 2015 collection that featured couture bridal and evening gowns with an accessorized look for a Spanish flair. For the Fall/Winter 2015 season, the designer label featured embroidered gowns adorned with Spanish mantilla veils, cathedral veils and symbolic decorative hand fans.

New York Fashion Week is held semi-annually in February and September when the city streets become crowded with models, fashion editors and celebrities. The February 2015 show give an insight into the top trends for fall winter 2015 where celebrities and designers showcased  their designs on the catwalk. Uptown Fashion Week FW15 was held to Northern Manhattan at the historic United Palace Theater.

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TeKay Designs Made A Dazzling Debut During New York Uptown Fashion Week 2015

Houston based design label TeKay Designs presented it’s formal collections of evening and bridal creations at Uptown Fashion Week in New York City at United Palace Theater, 4041 Broadway, New York last Thursday February 12, 2015.
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Uptown Fashion Week has now established itself as a crucial stop on the fashion circuit. Proving to the fashion community that Uptown Manhattan must be a considered player in the New York City world of fashion. This year’s February show provided an insight into the top trends for Fall Winter 2015 with celebrities and designers showcasing their creations on the catwalk. This bring us up Broadway to Northern Manhattan for Uptown Fashion Week 2015.
TeKay Designs Evening Gown

TeKay Designs Evening Gown

TeKay Designs offers couture bridal, formal gowns, pageant dresses, statement fashion jewelry, and trendy ethnic designs. We specialize in handcrafted pieces that appeal to clients who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist.
TeKay Designs Evening Gown

TeKay Designs Evening Gown

The inspiration for TeKay Design’s signature Queen of the Brides collection is the monarchies from historical civilizations around the world. The gowns are based on women of royalty and power throughout history. Each look is accessorized with high end fashion necklaces, headpieces or veils.

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TeKay Designs at 2nd Annual Houston Caribbean Achievement Awards 2015

The 2nd annual Houston Caribbean Achievement Awards (HCAA) was held on Saturday January 24, 2015 at the Stafford Civic Center in Houston Texas. TeKay Designs was a sponsor of the HCAA, an annual award event founded to bring recognition and honor to individuals, organizations and businesses, who have made positive contributions to the uplifting of the Caribbean culture, heritage and the advancement of the Pan-Caribbean community in the City of Houston.

Recognition was given in the areas of, but not limited to, business, volunteerism, culture and heritage, entertainment, innovation and education. One of the missions of the HCCA is to help support academic scholarships in the community, and support local disaster relief efforts for the entire Caribbean Region. The keynote performer was Calypso King of the world, Slinger Francisco, known as The Mighty Sparrow from Trinidad & Tobago. The event was co-hosted by internationally known comedian, Majah Hype from New York City and Fatta Carey from Houston. Host Fatta Carey also wore a traditional African man’s attire (Agbada, Dashiki, Trousers and hat) by TeKay Designs during a portion of the award ceremony. The award trophy presenters Pearline Garvey and Rasheeda Hewitt wore multiple TeKay Designs couture dresses on stage.

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United Nations Pageant teams with TeKay Designs to promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style.

Pageants typically focus on external beauty, glitz and glamour.  However, the United Nations Pageant hosted in Kingston, Jamaica seeks goodwill ambassadors. The United Nations Pageant is an international event, dedicated to identifying and showcasing the best tourism and ambassadors of humanity. Contestants are scored on inner beauty or how they relate with others, and show support towards community service. Contestants from Africa, South America, India, the United States and the Caribbean converged from July 1st through the 6th, 2014. This was an opportunity for comradery, community service and cultural expression.

 Leon Williams, the United Nations Pageant president, explained “Unknown to the contestants, we had judges socialize and mingle with them during the early days of the pageant.  The judges were revealed later on day three of the pageant and participated in activities with the contestants throughout the week. This provided opportunity to know each contestant personably. During this part of the process, a person can excel at the finals –but not get along with others; and this will hinder their chance to win. This opportunity offers more than a pageant title.  The winners become ambassadors who foster goodwill and help those less fortunate. Retrospectively, we also look at contributions each contestant has offered in their home community. Humanitarianism is a strong indicator of good character.

TeKay Designs, a sponsor and official fashion designer of the pageant, launched a pageant dress line titled the “Crown Collection” during the fashion show segment of the contest. The winners of the Miss and Ms. United Nations 2014 wore couture TeKay gowns. TeKay also offered gift certificates worth a total value of $5000 USD amongst three winners. “We retail at Shades of Africa boutique in Kingston, Jamaica, and were looking for opportunities to launch the new pageant collection in the Caribbean. This pageant was appropriate for launching the gown collection because this event embraces multiculturalism, tourism and community service. TeKay Designs creates ethnic fashions for people who want to express cultural chic. It’s beautiful that the pageant encouraged contestants to wear ethnic attire. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals of diverse cultures from around the world and form lasting relationships.” states Creative Director, Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.

Precious Chikwendu from Nigeria won the “Miss United Nations 2014″ title. During the ceremony Precious announced, “My mission is to out-reach to people who want yet can not afford quality education, but can use their talents to make a difference in the world. I plan to work with schools that are involved in environmental rehabilitation. I plan to help the younger students gain additional vocational skills to enhance creativity. I wish to setup vocational centers with curriculum for tailoring schools and food catering centers where students may acquire skills for the future.  The United Nations Pageant was a humbling experience and I’m pleased for the friends that I’ve made. Each day was full of activities. We got up every morning around 5 am for fitness and exercise. Our activities were non stop until the evening. This was my first visit to Jamaica and I’m glad that we volunteered to work at Dunrobin Primary School to clean and paint the school facility.
The United Nations Pageant brings together representatives from a wide range of cultures from across the globe. The pageant’s principal objective is to identify and showcase the best tourism, and goodwill ambassadors. Those who have the skills, talents and character best suited will promote their respective countries in furtherance of tourism, goodwill and cultural expression.

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The Miss United Nations Pageant
12 Market Street JM876 Montego Bay, Jamaica
Phone    +1-876-924-2345 ~ Jamaica,  or  1-954-566-2712  (Miami, FL)
Email    info@munp.org
Website  http://munp.org

TEKAY DESIGNS, P.O. Box 692454 Houston, TX 77269
Phone:
281-807-0589
website: www.tk-designs.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tekaydesigns

TeKay Designs Embraces Culture at African Fashion Week Houston

TeKay Designs was a featured designer at the first annual African Fashion Week Houston, an event that united Houstonians and international guests in celebration of African fashion, dance and music.

View video of TeKay Designs fashion show at African Fashion Week Houston. Video by Next Level Multimedia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AnfbbJ6jJM8
Models wearing TeKay Designs at African Fashion Week Houston.

This was a grand affair designed to bridge the gap in cultural diversity by bringing together and presenting fashion designers, musicians, performers of different arts and comedians from different parts of the world.

TeKay Designs Bridal WearInternational fashion brand, TeKay Designs, showcased their African-inspired formal and bridal attire with vibrant colored geles, a headpiece worn by Africans on a global scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TeKay’s presentation was comprised of brightly colored garments made of Ankara print, jacquard, cotton brocade, satin, george, kente, and embroidered laces.  During the event, we released a preview of our Spring 2015 formal collection comprising of sexy and fitted evening gowns, semi-formal attire and casual wear.
TeKay Designs evening and bridal gowns

The detachable train on several short sets made with Ankara print mixed with solid fabrics allow easy transition from day to evening look which makes the outfit versatile. Gold, yellow, green and purple are the dominant colors in this collection.
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Guests were wowed by models wearing stunning African fashions in the elaborate ballroom decorated with chandeliers, covered chairs, ceiling drapes, floral arrangements, DJ, live band, catered food and drinks.
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The shimmering gold embroidered lace and beaded satin bodice on our new couture gown represents wealth and prosperity globally which is fitting for a Nubian Queen. The purple color on the gele (headpiece) personifies royalty in most parts of Africa and the world.

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Headpieces are symbolic in many parts of Western and Southern Africa, and for some Africans, an outfit is not complete without the headpiece.

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The show opened with an electrifying performance by Dundunba cultural dancers and special appearance by Nnenna Agba, America’s Next Top Model contestant.

Dundunba cultural dancers at African Fashion Week Houston
The three day event included a meet and greet fashion mixer, a fashion and arts workshop, and the Fall of Signature Essence (F.O.S.E.) runway show and concert.

TeKay Designs on the red carpet at African Fashion Week Houston

Photographer: Next Level Photography

ABOUT TEKAY DESIGNS INC.

TeKay Designs is an international fashion house, based in Houston Texas, that offers custom designs and couture bridal gowns, formal attire and statement fashion jewelry. Founded in 1998, TeKay features handcrafted pieces that appeal to those who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist. The designer brand is most noted for providing unique ethnic attire and non traditional pieces for customers in the U.S.A and international customers. The company facilitates production in Ghana, Africa and Houston, Texas.

Contact Information:

TeKay Designs Inc.
Email: customerservice@tk-designs.com
Website: http://www.tk-designs.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeKayDesigns?ref=hl
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tekaydesigns
Blog: http://blog.tk-designs.com
Phone: 281-807-0589

United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty to promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style

Pageants typically focus on external beauty, glitz and glamour.  However, the United Nations Pageant hosted in Kingston, Jamaica seeks goodwill ambassadors.

The United Nations Pageant is an international event, dedicated to identifying and showcasing the best tourism and ambassadors of humanity. Contestants are scored on inner beauty or how they relate with others, and show support towards community service. Contestants from Africa, South America, India, the United States and the Caribbean converged from July 1st through the 6th, 2014. This was an opportunity for comradery, community service and cultural expression.

United Nations Pageant 2014 Winners

United Nations Pageant 2014 Winners

Leon Williams, the United Nations Pageant president, explained “Unknown to the contestants, we had judges socialize and mingle with them during the early days of the pageant.  The judges were revealed later on day three of the pageant and participated in activities with the contestants throughout the week. This provided opportunity to know each contestant personally. During this part of the process, a person can excel at the finals –but not get along with others; and this will hinder their chance to win. This opportunity offers more than a pageant title.  The winners become ambassadors who foster goodwill and help those less fortunate. Retrospectively, we also look at contributions each contestant has offered in their home community. Humanitarianism is a strong indicator of good character.

United Nations Female pageant delegates with Governor General of Jamaica

United Nations pageant delegates with Governor General of Jamaica

TeKay Designs, a sponsor and official fashion designer of the pageant, launched a pageant dress line titled the “Crown Collection” during the fashion show segment of the contest. The winners of the Miss and Ms. United Nations 2014 wore couture TeKay gowns.

TeKay Designs pageant gown worn by Miss Namibia United Nations 2014

TeKay Designs pageant gown worn by Ms Namibia United Nations 2014

TeKay also offered gift certificates worth a total value of $5000 USD amongst three winners.

Winners at United Nations pageant receive TeKay Designs Gift Certificate

Winners at United Nations pageant receive TeKay Designs Gift Certificate

We retail at Shades of Africa boutique in Kingston, Jamaica, and were looking for opportunities to launch the new pageant collection in the Caribbean. This pageant was appropriate for launching the gown collection because this event embraces multiculturalism, tourism and community service. TeKay Designs creates ethnic fashions for people who want to express cultural chic. It’s beautiful that the pageant encouraged contestants to wear ethnic attire. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals of diverse cultures from around the world and form lasting relationships.” states Creative Director, Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.

TeKay Designs Ethnic Pageant Gown

TeKay Designs Ethnic Pageant Gown

Precious Chikwendu from Nigeria won the “Miss United Nations 2014″ title. During the ceremony Precious announced, “My mission is to out-reach to people who want yet can not afford quality education, but can use their talents to make a difference in the world. I plan to work with schools that are involved in environmental rehabilitation. I plan to help the younger students gain additional vocational skills to enhance creativity. I wish to setup vocational centers with curriculum for tailoring schools and food catering centers where students may acquire skills for the future.  The United Nations Pageant was a humbling experience and I’m pleased for the friends that I’ve made. Each day was full of activities. We got up every morning around 5 am for fitness and exercise. Our activities were non stop until the evening. This was my first visit to Jamaica and I’m glad that we volunteered to work at Dunrobin Primary School to clean and paint the school facility.

Miss Precious Chikwendu wearing TeKay Designs Pageant Gown

Miss Precious Chikwendu wearing TeKay Designs Pageant Gown

The United Nations Pageant brings together representatives from a wide range of cultures from across the globe. The pageant’s principal objective is to identify and showcase the best tourism, and goodwill ambassadors. Those who have the skills, talents and character best suited will promote their respective countries in furtherance of tourism, goodwill and cultural expression.

Photographers:
VladTheTech
Ian B. McDonald

The Miss United Nations Pageant
Pres., Leon Williams
12 Market Street, JM876 Montego Bay, Jamaica
Phone    +1-876-924-2345 ~ Jamaica,
or  1-954-566-2712 ~ Miami, FL
Website  http://munp.org

TEKAY DESIGNS INC.
P.O. Box 692454, Houston, TX 77269
Phone: 281-807-0589
www.tk-designs.com
facebook.com/tekaydesigns