TEKAY DESIGNS AT BAHAMAS BRIDAL SHOW

TEKAY DESIGNS WAS EXCLUSIVE BRIDAL DESIGNER AT THE BAHAMAS SIGNATURE BRIDAL SHOW IN HOUSTON TEXAS.

Award-winning internationally acclaimed TeKay Designs presented bridesmaids dresses and couture bridal gowns (Queen Of The Brides collection) at the Islands of Bahamas Signature Bridal Show. The event was held at The Westin Houston, Memorial City in Houston Texas.  Kimma Wreh, the Creative Director & Head Designer for TeKay Designs, provided overview of the collection and the designer brand to the guests at the event.

See some captured moments below:

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

 

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Bahamas Bridal Show

 

Queen of the Brides by TeKay Designs at Tiffany’s Fashion Week New York

Couture Fashion Designer and Creative Director Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs, Inc. returned to New York for September 2015’s Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week and joined the lineup of designers for Tiffany’s Fashion Week New York International Fashion Extravaganza.

Held last September 14th at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza, Tiffany’s Fashion Week New York International Fashion Extravaganza served as a competition and platform for International designers, “whilst organizing New York manufacturing of their garment production and agents to market and sell their collections globally.”  Wreh featured her signature “Queen of the Brides Collection” during the 6pm designer showcase.

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“Our signature Queen of the Brides collection offers luxurious bridal and formal gowns based on women of royalty and significant social status throughout history, and are accessorized with high-end fashion necklaces, headpieces and/or veils,” said Wreh.  “For Spring/Summer 2016, our couture bridal gowns will exude opulence, fine laces and flattering silhouettes reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour.”

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Press conference for said event was held last September 13, 2015. View photos (slideshow) of the press conference here.


View photos (slideshow) of the fashion show here.


View video here.

Madam Ambassador Upholds African Fashions From Liberia

Designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs is an award wining couturiere who has recently been recognized by the Vice President of Liberia, the Honorable Joseph Boakai; as Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador to represent the nation of Liberia on November 22nd. As Liberia’s official Fashion Ambassador, Kimma will promote the nations design talent and manufacturing capabilities during the African Fashion Reception event in Paris. Kimma is an African National who resides in the United States, and creates ethnic inspired gowns and jewelry for special occasions. Tekay Designs has a distinguished couture collection that is currently produced in the West-African country of Ghana with a manufacturing expansion to Liberia.

Meeting with Honorable Excellency Mr. Joseph N. Boakai - Vice President of the Republic of Liberia - and Kimma Wreh - Liberia's Fashion Ambassador. (Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Meeting with Honorable Excellency Mr. Joseph N. Boakai – Vice President of the Republic of Liberia – and Kimma Wreh – Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador.
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Meeting with Honorable Excellency Mr. Joseph N. Boakai - Vice President of the Republic of Liberia - and Kimma Wreh - Liberia's Fashion Ambassador.(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Meeting with Honorable Excellency Mr. Joseph N. Boakai – Vice President of the Republic of Liberia – and Kimma Wreh – Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador.
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Representatives from Liberia's National Investment Commission presented certification documents and ceremonial scarf on behalf of Liberia's National Tailor's, Textiles and Allied Workers Union to Kimma Wreh - Liberia's Fashion Ambassador. (Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Representatives from Liberia’s National Investment Commission presented certification documents and ceremonial scarf on behalf of Liberia’s National Tailor’s, Textiles and Allied Workers Union to Kimma Wreh – Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador.
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

I am very proud to share my success in fashion with the people of Liberia.” explains Kimma Wreh. “I’ve donated clothing to needy women and children of Liberia because I want to help the people. I am honored to be nominated and represent my home country of Liberia during this prestigious event. My dream of being a fashion designer extends beyond myself. I wish to expand the production of my product line in Monrovia, Liberia. Apparel production can offer viable opportunities for employment and a better way of life for the people of Liberia, as well as many of the other developing nations that are represented at the African Fashion Reception event.

Senior official - Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia - and Ambassador Kimma Wreh at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York.(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Senior official – Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia – and Ambassador Kimma Wreh at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York.
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

LtoR: Hon. Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Jeremiah C. Sulunteh (Embassy of the Republic of Liberia based in Washington D.C.) and Hon. Famatta Deline Manu (Embassy of Liberia) and Ambassador Wreh at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York. (Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

LtoR: Hon. Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Jeremiah C. Sulunteh (Embassy of the Republic of Liberia based in Washington D.C.) and Hon. Famatta Deline Manu (Embassy of Liberia) and Ambassador Wreh at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York.
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Ambassador Macdella Cooper and Ambassador Kimma Wreh at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York. (Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Ambassador Macdella Cooper and Ambassador Kimma Wreh at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York.
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

I fled Liberia during the civil war in the 1980’s. Since then I’ve earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, and a masters in business administration from LeTourneau University in Houston, Texas. My venture in fashion has been long and not without struggles. However, I’ve begun to see my hard work pay off. The opportunity to introduce Liberia’s industrial capabilities to the western markets is another proud moment of success for me. And I want to collaborate with other fashion designers who wish to expand apparel production in Liberia as well.” explains Wreh.
Partnering with the Liberia National Tailors, Textiles, Garment and Allied Workers Union (LNTTGAWU). Ambassador Wreh will lead a delegation of over fifteen Liberian professional tailors to participate in the Africa Fashion Reception event. The group will present a portfolio of sample merchandise produced at the Liberian Tailors Union’s production and training facilities. The presentation will include a live demonstration by a textile weaver producing Liberia’s official country cloth on the premises. Working on behalf of the Liberian government, the garment workers produce official uniforms for Hospitals, Police, Military, Immigration officials, school uniforms for students, as well as request for custom made garments. The union offers Liberian citizens fundamental training courses in tailoring, weaving, creating Tie and Dye cloths, home fashions for interior decoration, business and finance management courses. The union provides advanced courses for professional tailoring, such as pattern making, advanced garment design and construction. Advanced business management and strategic financial planning is also a part of the curriculum. As the established western apparel markets continue to look to African culture for style trends and creative inspiration. The tailors union sees opportunity for small enterprises in Liberia who are professionally savvy about the business of fashion. The future holds potential benefits with preparing Liberian professionals for the attention and buzz about the African fashion industry. According to the tailors union, Liberia’s educated workforce is invaluable for Liberia’s participation in a market place that promotes the African culture; it’s history and traditions.

Hon. Bisa Williams (Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs, US State Dept) and Kimma Wreh (Liberia's Fashion Ambassador) at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Hon. Bisa Williams (Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs, US State Dept) and Kimma Wreh (Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador) at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Hon. Bisa Williams (Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs, US State Dept) and Kimma Wreh (Liberia's Fashion Ambassador) at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Hon. Bisa Williams (Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs, US State Dept) and Kimma Wreh (Liberia’s Fashion Ambassador) at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Hon. Jerolinmek Matthew Piah (Presidential Press Secretary, Office of the President of the Republic of Liberia) and Ambassador Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York.(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

Hon. Jerolinmek Matthew Piah (Presidential Press Secretary, Office of the President of the Republic of Liberia) and Ambassador Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs at the US Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York.
(Photo: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Productions)

(excerpt taken from Women and Shoes Magazine.View full article here)

TeKay Designs at African Fashion Week Houston 2015

As the headline designer for African Fashion Week Houston, TeKay Designs (Kimma Wreh), a Liberian-born fashion designer and fashion industry veteran, is often referred to as the “Vera Wang of African Fashion” for creating elaborate, regal and engaging bridal couture and special occasion garments for men and women. Wreh’s designes employ sophisticated embroidery, enhanced detail and impeccable fine stitching. The fashion line has been internationally recognized in the past for its statement necklaces, previously worn by public figures such as popular Daytime TV host, Deborah Duncan (Great Day Houston), Singers Chante Moore and Angie Stone, and world renowned tennis professional, Serena Williams. The fashion show included performers such as rising star musical trio Blush, and R&B singer Shaun G of Music World Entertainment – both managed by music industry mogul, Matthew Knowles (Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Trinity 5:7), popular comedic trio The WoWo Boyz, Impande South African Dance Troupe, and Houston’s very own Live Out Loud. Popular DJ Silent Killa was in the mix for the Fashion Showcase.

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The trade show and networking mixer party was held on Friday, August 21st. Guests were treated to live music, small bites, drinks and the opportunity to make new connections while checking out  stellar vendors and featured organizations. TeKay Designs presented the children’s fashion show featuring African and European children’s bridal and formal attire.

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The Women’s Empowerment Foundation of Houston was the official charity recipients for African Fashion Week Houston. African Fashion Week Houston 2015 offered the best of culture, entertainment, and networking delivered in a spectacular fashion week.

The designer featured pieces from her TeKay Designs collections (African and ethnic collections of semi formal, evening, and bridal attire for men and women) and her “Queen of the Brides” series (couture wedding gowns). The show also featured disabled fashion model Deborah Grayson Carpenter who was recently named as an ambassador for the brand.

Photographer: Next Level Production

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(repost from FOSE and Fufu & Soup)

 

 

Humanitarian Mission of Fashionable Clothing to Liberian Youth and People

In an era where fashion brands are associated with fashion design, production, and retail, it is refreshing for fashion designers to have a humanitarian mission of helping under-privileged children and adults.  Fashion designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs (a Liberian owned international fashion brand) teamed with the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation to distribute used and new clothing from Texas (USA) to children, teens and adults in Fanti town within Marshall City, a fishing community on the outskirts of Monrovia (Capital city of Liberia). Majority of Liberia’s population are estimated to live below the international poverty line and many children and adults do not have basic necessities like clothing, food and shelter.

The clothing distribution team received a warm welcome from the City Mayor, Mr. Robert P. Williams, and local official Mr. Borbor Weah of Fanti town, on August 1, 2015. The beneficiaries of the clothing donation were 125 women and children who chanted songs of praise to TeKay Designs and the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation Liberian team for their commitment and kindness. Over 350 people from Fanti town and surrounding towns gathered for the distribution, and they requested others who have means of helping youth in Liberia to assist in humanitarian efforts.

The clothing distribution was carried out on behalf of TeKay Designs by D. Emmett N. Potter (Senior Country Representative, Liberia Chapter), Emmanuel D. Kpoto (Secretary General, Liberia Chapter), Anthony Rogers (Director for Vetting and Recruitment), Massa Manguoe (Member) and Ernest Jackson (Member) of the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation in Liberia.


“The people of Marshall City are in desperate need of better health care, water and sanitation, clothing, school and educational supplies. Majority of Marshall City’s population are comprised of children and young people. We are thankful to TeKay Designs for the opportunity to make a difference.”stated Emmanuel D. Kpoto. “The Bill Rogers Youth foundation Liberian Chapter appreciates the effort and humanitarian gesture by Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs towards the Liberian children, and we pray that this initiative shouldn’t be the last but the beginning of many donations.” stated Mr. D. Emmett Potter.

“I was overcome by joy when I saw the pictures of the children and the women receiving my clothing donation. TeKay Designs has a strong commitment to help and uplift the underprivileged people of Liberia. Many thanks to Gajee Shipping LLC for shipping the clothes, and to the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation for distributing the clothes to those in need, on behalf of TeKay Designs.” said Ms. Kimma Wreh (Fashion Designer and Creative Director of TeKay Designs).

(repost from PRlog.com)

Haute Couture Helps Boost Self-esteem during Chicago Fashion Week Charity Event

TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion ShowHeld on St. Patrick’s Day, the prestigious fashion runway event was the 3rd annual fundraiser for the Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC), a non-profit organization that promotes self-esteem, suicide prevention and awareness, anti-bullying, and community service.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity Chicago
Fashion models wearing TeKay Designs bridal couture gowns and formal wear inspired by royalty, culture and history dazzled the runway during Chicago Fashion Week. Video of TeKay Designs at Chicago Fashion Week 2015 https://youtu.be/yxFqxWV1iVU
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

Award winning international fashion label TeKay Designs brought a historic fashion whirlwind to Chicago “The Windy City” by displaying couture bridal attire and pageant dresses representing queens and kings inspired by civilizations worldwide.
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

The collection presented by TeKay Designs involved an elaborate and intricate collaboration with suppliers worldwide to import luxurious fabrics, embroidery, crystals and trims into the U.S.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

“We sourced intricate embroidered brocade from Ghana, embroidered silk from India, and embroidered lace from Europe and Asia. My passion is taking a fabric that is worn in a traditional way and making it into a garment embraced internationally.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity Chicago

Instead of manifesting the status quo, I study fabrics worn by folks in other countries and design a gown that transcends continents by employing design elements embraced by women especially in developed nations.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

I design not only the gown but the complete look including the headpieces and jewelry to be worn with the dress.

TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion ShowMy designs are statement pieces, works of art and made to leave a lasting impression with the viewer.  This uncanny ability is not found in a text book. It is the result of years of travel to various countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, trips to museums and the library, reading about culture and fashion history, working with people in other countries including my production team in Ghana, studying consumer tastes and trends, and sourcing fabrics globally.” states Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

“I am pleased to present my royal couture bridal and formal collection to the city of Chicago. With approximately 2.7 million residents, Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. People of diverse cultural backgrounds live in Chicago hence it was important for TeKay Designs to showcase at this event while supporting the Live Out Loud Charity.
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides

My collection is an infusion of Egyptian, African, Spanish, European, American and Indian design concepts inspired by royalty. At this event, we released two new dresses that can be worn to a pageant or red carpet occasion. Our designs uplift women by making them feel like a queen.” states Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

Each gown in the award-winning Queen Of The Brides collection is named after a historical queen or woman of significant social status from various countries worldwide. The designer label also featured one of a kind evening dresses and pageant gowns accessorized with lace embroidered veils from their award-winning Crown Collection.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

The designer label opened the show with a new couture pageant gown masterpiece made of lime green and dark green silk with green and gold embroidery, embroidered flowery and leaf appliques stitched strategically on the dress and train.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

Design elements included leaf embroidery on sleeves and cutouts on side and front, above knee length in front with attached train in back lined in green with gold trimming and dark green silk scallops around edges. The dress involved extensive hand stitching in the U.S. with embroidery applied by skilled embroiderers in India.
TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

At this event, the renowned fashion house TeKay Designs featured a sample of their men’s bridal wear by showcasing matching bride and groom’s African inspired attire.  The audience was in awe of the model bridal couple that closed the show.
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

The man’s suit employed a touch of culture that is uniquely TeKay via stitching of gold embroidery on jacket and usage of super brocade fabric onto a European silhouette.  The model bride wore a couture Egyptian bridal gown with extensive gold embroidery, crystals, veil and headpiece fitting for a Queen bride.
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

TeKay Designs at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show

The fashion show was produced by Sherrie Gearheart (Founder of the Live Out Loud Charity) and co-hosted by John Hill (Grammy nominated artist). Media included Tiara Magazine, The Model Idea TV show, Star Planet TV, Fashion Empire on Demand, Doughboy Television, M&M Modeling Magazine, among others. TeKay’s fashion show, makeup and avant-garde hair was provided by Steven Papageorge Hair Academy.
Doughboy TV interviews Sherrie Gearheart (Founder Live Out Loud Charity Chicago)

The mission of Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) is to serve those at risk of committing suicide and to help stop this preventable cause of death from continually happening. The mission reflects the life-changing impact that the charity has on children, families, referral sources, sponsors, and entire communities. LOLC is a non-profit organization focused on suicide awareness and prevention through core character development. Since 2010, LOLC has reached over 80 million individuals worldwide through various partnerships and outreach programs within the organization. For more information about Live Out Loud Charity, visit:  http://liveoutloudcharity.org.

Watch video of the event HERE: https://vimeo.com/125035603

TEKAY DESIGNS

TeKay Designs is an award-winning international fashion label, based in Houston Texas, that offers custom designs and couture bridal gowns, formal attire and statement fashion jewelry.  Designer Kimma Wreh is the creative mind behind TeKay Designs. 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. The company facilitates design and production in Houston, Texas and Ghana, Africa.

With over 16 years of history, the company’s statement necklaces have graced celebrities like Tennis superstar Serena Williams, R&B Singers Chante Moore and Angie Stone,  Houston TV News anchor Deborah Duncan, Actress Ashley Rickards, Busy Phillips and Samantha Barks.  TeKay Designs has been the subject of many notable interviews and features in print magazines like The Knot, Bridal Guide, Get Married, Self, Genlux, Viva, Annex, Filler, Bisous, Bello, Chumash, Wedding Style Guide, African Vibe, The New York Times, among others.

Wreh’s creations have been featured in major fashion shows including New York Fashion Week, Couture Fashion Week New York, Dallas International Fashion Show, African Fashion Week Houston, Houston Fashion Week, The Ultimate Wedding Showcase New York, etc. In addition TeKay Designs has been showcased on Houston Television, Houston ABC Channel 13, Univision Houston, MegaTV, etc.

Contact Information: TeKay Designs Inc. Email: tekayd@yahoo.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

QUEEN OF THE BRIDES

Launched in 2012, Queen of the Brides is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeKay Designs Inc. The Queen Of The Brides collection includes couture bridal and formal gowns accessorized with quality pieces of jewelry. The gowns and dresses we offer represent queens from various countries around the world where people held their royalty in high regard. Known for luxury, our high end gowns are complimented with matching accessories and quality pieces of jewelry. Queen Of The Brides provides upscale designs for weddings, prom, pageant, evening, red carpet, galas and special occasions.

 

Contact Information: Queen Of The Brides
Email: queenofthebrides@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.queenofthebrides.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queenofthebrides
Blog: http://blog.queenofthebrides.com
Phone: 281-969-5961

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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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.
TeKay Designs African print dress and detachable train

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

Thanks to the media for publishing story on City of Dallas embracing African heritage

Thanks to the publications that published the news feature on the City of Dallas embracing African heritage at the Dallas International Fashion show. TeKay Designs was a featured designer at this event that was co-hosted by the City of Dallas and Trendy Africa Magazine on May 16, 2014.

BE Entertained Magazine
http://bemagazine.me/2014/06/04/the-city-of-dallas-embraces-african-heritage/

F.I.N.E. Success Magazine
http://finesuccessmag.com/dallas-texas-embraces-african-fashion/

Exquisite Magazine
http://exquisitemag.com/city-dallas-embraces-african-heritage/

Africa Business
http://africabusiness.com/2014/06/04/dallas-africa

Fashion Industry Network
http://www.fashionindustrynetwork.com/profiles/blog/list?tag=Fashion

Style 601
http://style601.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/a-tribal-fashion-dreamscape/

The Nigerian Voice
http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/148512/1/the-city-of-dallas-embraces-african-fashions-and-c.html

Diva’s Scribe
http://www.divascribe.com/app/webroot/blog/?p=2151

BHF Magazine
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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

The Queen Of The Brides collection by TeKay Designs includes couture bridal and formal gowns accesorized with quality pieces of jewelry. The gowns and dresses in this collection represents queens from various countries around the world where people hold their royalty in high regard.  The couture statement necklaces, chokers and bracelets are embraced by the discerning woman who wants to wear a fashion masterpiece and feel like a queen for a special occasion.   Queen Of The Brides provides upscale designs for weddings, prom, pageant, evening, red carpet, galas and special occasions.

Contact Information:
Queen Of The Brides
Email: queenofthebrides@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.queenofthebrides.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queenofthebrides
Blog: http://blog.queenofthebrides.com
Phone: 281-969-5961