“Queen of the Brides” Royalty Themed Gowns at Fashion Week in New York

TeKay Designs, a couture house based in Houston, brought the elegance and regalness of historic monarchs to fashion week in New York. This season TeKay Designs presented Queen of the Brides, a collection of gowns with accessories that are historic and have a cultural significance during Couture fashion show in New York. The design concepts are sophisticated shapes in luxury fabrics, textures and colors. The label’s unique selection of bridal gowns caters to the bride who values culture and yearns to be unique.

Queen Cleopatra VII Gown by Queen Of The Brides

Queen Cleopatra VII Gown by Queen Of The Brides; Photo: www.couturefashionweek.com

TeKay’s show opened with an acoustic chorus sound track, chromatic luminance and a branded light projection. Diversity was applied to model selection as each model graced the catwalk with authoritarian elegance. While some gowns are accented with colorful embroidery, other gowns cast an angelic shimmer of beading as a decorative finish. The Queen of the Brides collection represents inspirational women of royalty from various cultures throughout history. The collection exemplifies cultures, as each gown represents a woman of royalty who has left an indelible mark on humanity.

West African Queen Of The Brides - NZINGHA AMAZON QUEEN OF MATAMBA WEST AFRICA

West African Queen Of The Brides – NZINGHA AMAZON QUEEN OF MATAMBA WEST AFRICA . Photo: www.couturefashionweek.com

Each season, new gowns are added to the collection. Women of royalty are represented from all over the globe through these gowns. Places such as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East influenced the current collection. The gowns express cultural themes that resonate with many ethnic groups.

Queen Amina of Zaria, Nigeria Gown

Queen Amina of Zaria, Nigeria Gown

This is why it was important for Queen of the Brides collection to be presented in New York City. New York is a melting pot of cultures and I am proud to present a bridal collection that acknowledges style aesthetics that many cultures have contributed to humanity.

Empress Theophanu Gown

Empress Theophanu Gown – Queen Of The Brides; Photo: www.couturefashionweek.com

TeKay Designs featured white gowns with gold or silver details, pearls, florals, and statement jewelry that complemented each look. The Queen of the Brides collection was accessorized for dramatization during the couture fashion show. However, each
dress can be styled for a more contemporary look and accompanied with an optional matching brides maids dress.

Empress Candace of Ethiopia Gown

Empress Candace of Ethiopia Gown; Photo: www.couturefashionweek.com

This spring we are offering specials to brides who order matching bridal party dresses, gown accessories or statement jewelry pieces. We specialize in gown creations for themed weddings, and we have a reputation for creating custom fashions. We believe sharing cultural royalty is a significant way to pass on the legacy and heritage of family.

Queen Consort Margherita Gown

Queen Consort Margherita Gown; Photo: www.couturefashionweek.com

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week 2014

TeKay Designs, an international fashion label based in Houston Texas, presented the Queen Of The Brides collection comprised of luxurious bridal and evening gowns at Couture Fashion Week in New York City.  The fashion show was held on Sunday February 16, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, marking the label’s first showing at the prestigious event.

Models representing historic queens and women of royalty walked the runway in couture bridal gowns and pageant dresses accessorized with high end fashion necklaces, statement headpieces or veils. View more pictures of the fashion show at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.544907648950482.1073741839.141463822628202&type=1

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides is an international collection representing gowns named after renowned queens from various countries and cultures around the world.  New York City is a fusion of culture and diversity.  It was important to showcase the Queen Of The Brides collection in New York City because of the diversity in the Queen Of The Brides wedding gowns.

For the Fall / winter 2014 season, the collection was expanded to include couture wedding gowns and accessories representing queens from Italy, Sweden, Liberia and Nigeria. In addition, the label showcased gowns representing Queen Cleopatra VII (the last pharoah of ancient Egypt), Queen Isis of Egypt, Queen Mumtaz Mahal of India, Queen Eleanor of England, Queen Regnant Christina of Sweden.

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

We also created new bridal headpieces including our pearl and crystal headpiece with dangling pearls to match the Queen Cleopatra Selene gown.

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

About Couture Fashion Week

Couture Fashion Week is a multi-day event showcasing couture and luxury fashion. It also includes exhibits of luxury brands and fine art as well as world-class entertainment and
receptions. The event is held twice a year in New York City and is attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers. Couture Fashion Week offers unique promotional opportunities for luxury products and services.

Website: http://www.CoutureFashionWeek.com

About TeKay Designs

TeKay Designs is a renowned international fashion house that offers couture bridal and formal gowns, pageant dresses, statement fashion jewelry, and trendy ethnic designs. TeKay Designs specializes in handcrafted pieces that appeal to clients who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist. With more than 16 years in business, TeKay Designs has been featured in numerous print publications including The Knot, Bridal Guide Magazine, The New York Times, Self, and Get Married Magazine. TeKay Designs’ statement necklaces have been worn by celebrities including tennis superstar Serena Williams, and actress Ashley Rickards. The company facilitates design and production in Houston, Texas and Ghana, Africa. Designing high quality products is TeKay Designs’s pledge to their customers.

Website: www.tk-designs.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tekaydesigns
Blog: http://blog.tk-designs.com

About Queen Of The Brides

Queen of the Brides was launched in 2012 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeKay Designs Inc. which was founded in 1998. Queen of the Brides offers high-end historical bridal and formal gowns that include quality pieces of jewelry representative from the same time period. The Queen of The Brides collection has been featured in numerous publications including Wedding Pages magazine and Wedding Style Guide International. Designing high quality products
is our pledge to our customers.

Website: http://www.queenofthebrides.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queenofthebrides
Blog: http://blog.queenofthebrides.com

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York 2014

Tekay Designs Ethnic Spring Summer 2013 Collection featured in Shout-Africa

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USA: Reinvent your style with Afrique-Chic!
Published on: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
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Shout-Africa is an African news hub featuring latest news on the continent, her people, the diaspora, the arts and culture, sports, business, religion and more. The news hub carries relevant pan-African news published in African countries and abroad, and seeks to provide avenues for cooperation and to optimize coverage of major news events in the continent.

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Trends in African and Ethnic Wedding Gowns

As far as trends, Designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs sees a surge of color coming into gowns. “Color is definitely in bloom and many of my clients want to color coordinate their wedding attire with the wedding color scheme.” Bride and groom outfits made of ivory, butter, and white are frequently contrasted with embroidered colors of bronze, gold, silver, green, red, purple, or shades of blue for a stunning effect.

Veils and head pieces are a must for most brides, spanning from simple to elaborate. Some brides prefer to incorporate beads or hand painted cowrie shells into their head piece and veil. Bridal veil with gold trim Another trend is to match the bridal gown with coordinated ethnic inspired floral arrangements and jewelry set. “Several TeKay Designs’ gowns have gorgeous color coordinated head pieces, jewelry set (necklace, earrings and bracelet), bouquet and matching boutonnière.”

TeKay Designs also outfits entire wedding parties. “Brides love the one stop shopping experience that we offer because we can custom make and color coordinate clothing for the entire bridal party including maid of honor and bridesmaids, best man and grooms men, flowergirls and ring bearers, mother and father of the bride and groom, and ushers.”
Bedard Bridal Party

Bridal parties are also starting to include kente vests, kente shoulder wraps and hats to match with the kente on the bride and groom’s outfit. “We custom design kente to match the wedding colors with option to include Egyptian hieroglyphic or Adinkra embroidered symbols.” Ankh (key of life), Sankofa (Going back to your roots), Gye Nyame (Omnipotence of God), Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan (power of love), and Nyame Dua (tree of God – alter) are popular symbols.

West African Bride and Groom

Ethnic Wedding Dress

MAKEDA (for bride) and MAKENA (for groom). A unique wedding ensemble for bride and groom with West African cultural appeal. FOR WOMAN: This ethnic inspired sleeveless and strapless wedding gown has kente trim around upper bust and hem of dress skirt and attached train. The back of the dress has blue brocade inverted V with kente trim. Lined with netting underneath. Zipper in back. The white veil has blue satin trim and kente headband included (at customer’s request).

FOR MAN: This men’s 4 piece assemble has agbada (gown), dashiki (shirt), trousers and kuffi hat. Kente covers the front chest of the agbada, and around edge of hat. A strip of kente is placed in the front chest of the dashiki (shirt), around end of sleeves and hem of trousers. Kente is made in Ghana. A TeKay Designs exclusive. All sales final. Order now.

Makeda

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