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 at New York Uptown Fashion Week – Press Releases

Thanks to these publications for publishing “Couturieres of TeKay Designs brings royal style to the Heights at Uptown Fashion Week New York.”

AfricaBusiness.com: Read complete article here 
Modern Ghana Newspaper: Read complete article here
Houston Style Magazine: Read complete article here 

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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.
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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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Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs awarded honors at Houston Fashion Awards

Houstonians celebrated a week of fashion and philanthropy during the annual Houston Fashion Week showcased at the JW Marriott Hotel.

During the show’s awards segment, one designer, Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs was awarded as the Best Couture Designer and Best Bridal Designer title for the “Queen of the Brides” gown collection and the “Crown Collection” of formal gowns. Kimma Wreh also won the Best Fashion Designer of the year award.  The voting is based on scores by affiliate networks of the event, which includes the Houston Fashion and Beauty Chamber. TeKay’s Queen of the Brides Collection is a high-end bridal line with each gown representative of a historic woman of power and social significance from different countries around the world.  The line is heavily influenced by ancient Egyptian and European styles and adorned with lavish accessories. The bridal collection carried white and cream colored gowns with gold trimmings. This season the line introduced a silver ensemble into the bridal collection. The bridal gowns were created using silver pleated satin fabric inserted into a silver metallic lace, which offers women a striking appearance.

TeKay continues to expand with a new line of high-end formal gowns titled the “Crown Collection” which also showcased this season and includes looks for pageant and red carpet occasions. The Crown Collection offers elegance with color, and was inspired by client’s request for red carpet dresses.” We’ve been working with several pageant events these past few years. Many of the contestants have utilized TeKay Designs because our dress collection is inspired by culture. Culture resonates with these ladies, and they wish to include their cultural expression into the pageant presentation to differentiate themselves from competitors. I’ve learned a lot about the demands for pageant winners to be glamorous since I’ve begun working within pageant events.” explained Creative Director, Kimma Wreh. “ The need to be glamorous extends beyond the award winning moment. These ladies have philanthropic causes which they represent, and they help by enrolling financial sponsors to support their causes. With each public appearance or presentation they must bring that same level of elegance and charm to the fore-front. Being elegant is an occupational requirement of the title holder. Pageant queens are particular about wearing unique dress designs. God forbid another woman arrives at an affair wearing the same gown as the pageant winner!  TeKay Designs is available to support in creating custom gowns for these women of discerning taste.” claimed Kimma.

TeKay Designs has lent its efforts towards bringing community together for various charitable causes. Global fashion is often the first to expose itself and help out when tragedies strike and financial assistance is needed. The Crown Collection positioned the TeKay brand within a network of pageant queens who are ambassadors to philanthropic causes. Many pageant winners have shared the lime-light with TeKay during fashion charity events. The Houston Fashion Week event included a charitable fundraising segment that offered women with spinal cord disabilities to share the catwalk during a moment of glamour. Making this the first wheelchair friendly runway for the fashion week event. We see that this has potential, and it’s all about making all women look and feel beautiful“, explained Victor Quinteros, the event’s Brand Development Director. The special guests graced the runway in wheelchairs while adorned in elegant gowns. Hopefully, fashion designers will realize a woman can look just as good sitting in a dress as she can standing up”, explained Deborah Grayson Carpenter, who was one of the wheelchair models, and was a former contestant of the Ms. Wheelchair Texas Pageant.Houston-Fashion-Week-Award-Photo-by-Beatriz L to R: Designer Lucas Escalada, Sweed, Victor Quinteros, Kimma Wreh and Deborah Grayson Carpenter. Kimma Wreh and Deborah Grayson Carpenter, NSCIA ambassador. L to R: Kimma Wreh and Victor Quinteros Kimma Wreh accepts Best Bridal Designer of the Year Award

TeKay Designs at Dress Houston

TeKay Designs & Queen Of The Brides showcased their new collection in fashion show at Dress Houston.

View video HERE.

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All photos courtesy of Next Level Photography.

TeKay Designs at Ward Fund Crystal Awards Gala

TeKay Designs held its fashion show at the Crystal Awards Gala where Designer Of The Year Award from the Victor E. Ward Memorial Educational Fund was given to TeKay Designs’ creative director and fashion designer Kimma Wreh.

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TeKay Designs showcased their Spring 2015 couture collections at Houston Fashion Week

International fashion brand – TeKay Designs – presented their couture Spring 2015 “The Crown Collection” at the Couture Fashion show last October 9, 2014 in Houston and their signature Queen Of The Brides collection at the Haute Couture Fashion Show in the Woodlands Texas last October 11, 2014. Both events, the Couture Fashion Show and the Haute Couture Fashion Show were produced by Houston Fashion Week®.

A black tie event, the Couture Fashion Show, was a highly anticipated luxurious fashion event with a VIP experience and featured fashion designers Robert Benson from Austin, Andrew Dayton, TeKay Designs by Kimma Wreh and designer selections from H. Harloquin Boutique.  The show was held last October 9th from 7 to 10 pm at JW Marriott – Galleria, 5150 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056. “At this event, we will showcase “The Crown Collection” comprised of couture pageant, prom and evening gowns as part of our Spring 2015 release. We are extending our unique designs into formal, pageant, prom and red carpet gowns by providing flattering dresses made with gorgeous laces, satins, beading, embellishments, and embroidery.” stated Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh.

‘Fashion For a Good Cause’ was held at the Couture Fashion Show where guests had access to bid at the silent auction comprising of high end products benefitting the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston, a non-profit organization.

The fashion shows in Houston followed the ‘New Wave Evolves to Couture’ tour in New York where TeKay Designs and other Texas designers introduced a preview of their 2015 collections under leadership of Director/Producer Victor Quinteros Marquina.   TeKay Designs full Spring 2015 collections were available during Houston Fashion Week® in October 2014.

“We’ve been working with several pageant events these past few years. Many of the contestants have utilized TeKay Designs because our dress collection is inspired by culture. Culture resonates with these ladies, and they wish to include their cultural expression into the pageant presentation to differentiate themselves from competitors. I’ve learned a lot about the demands for pageant winners to be glamorous since I’ve begun working within pageant events,” explained Wreh. “The need to be glamorous extends beyond the award winning moment. These ladies have philanthropic causes, which they represent, and they help by enrolling financial sponsors to support their causes. With each public appearance or presentation they must bring that same level of elegance and charm to the fore-front. Being elegant is an occupational requirement of the title-holder. Pageant queens are particular about wearing unique dress designs. God forbid another woman arrives at an affair wearing the same gown as the pageant winner! TeKay Designs is available to support in creating custom gowns for these women of discerning taste.”

You can view full video of the event HERE.

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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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