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.

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

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.
TeKay Designs

TeKay Designs

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 Bridal Gown

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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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