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

 

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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Phone    +1-876-924-2345 ~ Jamaica,  or  1-954-566-2712  (Miami, FL)
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TEKAY DESIGNS, P.O. Box 692454 Houston, TX 77269
Phone:
281-807-0589
website: www.tk-designs.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tekaydesigns

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
http://bhfmagazine.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-city-of-dallas-embraces-african-fashions-and-cultural?xg_source=activity
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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

TeKay Designs celebrates culture at The Dallas International Fashion Event

TeKay Designs was a featured designer at the second Dallas International Fashion Event co-hosted by the City of Dallas and Trendy Africa Magazine to spotlight global fashion and the cultural heritage of Africa, including a mix of Asian and European cultures.
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides

Held at the Dallas City Performance Hall on May 16, 2014, the event was a platform for international relations.  The evenings lineup featured dancers, entertainers, members of the Dallas City Council, foreign dignitaries, and international fashion designers.

View video of TeKay Designs and Queen Of The Brides fashion showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STvU0M1Iz4k
TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Dallas International Fashion Show 2014

The event was presented by Trendy Africa Magazine to benefit the Dallas Youth Council.  Nigerian Senator Florence Ita Giwa, Dallas Councilwoman Vonciel Jones-Hill, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa and Publisher May Olusola were among the honorees to receive the distinguished Tammae Award.  TAMMAE is an annual mothers appreciation concept by Trendy Africa Magazine to honor individuals who have impacted their communities through personal and professional efforts.
TAMMAE Award recipients at Dallas International Fashion Show

 

The prestigious event was attended by special guests including: Dwaine Caraway (Dallas City Councilman), Karl Z. (City of Dallas), Lee McKinney (Assistant Director, office of Economic Development City of Dallas), Honorable Abike Dabiri Erewa (Chairman Diaspora committee Federal House of Representatives Nigeria, Ime Udo-member National Council for Arts and Culture Nigeria), Bob Brunner (Vice President – Arik Air International), Eeefy Ike-  International Motivational Speaker and Designer), Regina Onyeibe (The City of Dallas Africa liaison officer), and Chinwe Isaac (Nigerian Actress and Producer). dif-trendy-247  DIF-QOB-2014-6ORIG DIF-QOB4535 DIF-TK4339crop DIF-TK4347A DIF-TK4350 DIF-TK4358 DIF-TK4376A DIF-TK4383

Dallas Texas is recognized as the ninth-largest city and a highly culturally diverse city in the U.S.  This fashion platform provided the Dallas community an opportunity to experience alternative fashion styles that are accessible here in Texas.

 

 

 

 

“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 bridal gowns at FIAT Connecting Fashion Worlds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – October 29, 2013 – HOUSTON — TeKay Designs showcased regal looks and headpieces inspired by historical queens and women of power throughout history at FIAT Connecting Fashion Worlds – The EDGE show.  The event was held on September 28, 2013 in the Hotel Indigo (5160 Hildalgo St, Houston TX 77056). The runway sparkled with models wearing couture gowns and jewelry representing historical Egyptian monarchs Queen Cleopatra and Isis, Queen of Sheba, Indian Queen Mumtaz Mahal, etc.

“Queen Of The Brides” is a limited edition collection that features couture bridal gowns complete with statement headpieces and necklaces representative of a distinct time. The “Queen of the Brides” collection offers premiere wedding gowns that personifies royalty and includes quality jewelry, veils or headpieces. The inspiration for the Queen Of the Brides collection are historical fashion icons from ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, Ghana and South Africa.

According to Creative Director, Kimma Wreh, “We extend our thanks and appreciation to Connecting Fashion Worlds for providing the opportunity to showcase at the prestigious fashion show.  The collection includes several one of a kind jewelry pieces such as the Cleopatra headpiece and necklace. We are pleased with the positive response from the audience at the event.”

The significance of Queen Of The Brides collection is that each gown is named after a queen or woman of historical relevance and power. We researched and designed a complete look for each fashion icon that includes the gown, headpiece or veil, necklace (for strapless gowns), bracelet or armlet, and the footwear.

The gowns and jewelry in the collection encompass Egyptian, Grecian, Victorian, Vintage, Indian and African influences. Gold and silver colors are prevalent in the Queen Of The Brides collection as there is a meaning to the colors. Gold, both the color and object, symbolizes power, elegance, luxury and quality, wealth and prosperity. The color silver is often seen as glamorous, distinguished, and energetic.

The highlights of the collection are gowns with gold or silver embroidery, beaded lace, fabrics embellished with crystals and rhinestones, detachable trains, statement headpieces and crystal necklaces.

ABOUT TEKAY DESIGNS
TeKay Designs is a renowned international fashion house that offers custom designs and ready-to-wear ethnic and modern bridal, formal, casual maternity and fashion jewelry. TeKay Designs features handcrafted pieces that appeal to those who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist. TeKay Designs is most noted for providing unique ethnic wear and contemporary pieces for customers in the U.S.A and international customers.

Website: www.tk-designs.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tekaydesigns
Blog: blog.tk-designs.com
Email: tekaydesigns@gmail.com

ABOUT QUEEN OF THE BRIDES
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 initial Queen Of The Brides collection features gowns and jewelry representing ancient queens and women of royalty and power from various countries the world including Egypt, India, South Africa, and England.

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

Queen Of The Brides

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Queen Of The Brides at Houston International Fashion Week 2013

Queen Of The Brides at Houston International Fashion Week 2013
Event Date: August 3, 2013
Venue: Fifth Street Community Center, Stafford Texas

View video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcK_IJ5d7SE

Queen Of The Brides at Houston International Fashion Week 2013Representing Egyptian Pharoah Rameses The Great and Egyptian Queen Nefertari

Maasai Queen Of The Brides at Houston Community Fashion Week 2013Representing Maasai (Kenyan) Queen Of The Brides

Visit http://www.tk-designs.com/shoponline.asp?catcode=64 or www.queenofthebrides.com to view our full collection.

TeKay Designs At The Ultimate Wedding Showcase

TeKay Designs will showcase select couture African wedding gowns and ethnic bridal dresses from their Queen Of The Brides and Ethnic Bridal collections at the Ultimate Wedding Showcase hosted by WBLS and The Circle of Sisters on April 27, 2013,.  The event will be held at the Hilton New York hotel (1335 Avenue of the Americas between 53rd and 54th Streets, New York City).  The event website is wedding.circleofsisters.com.
TK-IMG2307TeKay Designs will showcase select African-inspired and embroidered wedding gowns from their Ethnic Bridal and “Queen of the Brides” collections at the fashion show.  TeKay has been diligently creating ethnic bridal gown concepts that personify royalty. The “Queen of the Brides” collection offers high-end wedding gowns that personifies royalty and includes quality jewelry, veils or headpieces.

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The inspiration for the Queen Of the Brides collection are historical fashion icons from ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, Ghana and South Africa. The gowns represent women of power throughout history and are infused with cultural elements from a distinct time in history.

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According to Creative Director, Kimma Wreh, “We will be releasing several new wedding gowns at the Ultimate Wedding Showcase fashion show. This includes ethnic bridal gown designs with cultural beading from East Africa or hand stitched embroidery from West Africa. We are looking forward to showing our line at the fashion show, and we invite you to come out and view our line”.

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For more information on TeKay Designs, or any other inquiries, send email to feedback@tk-designs.com  or call 281-807-0589. You can also visit our website at  www.tk-designs.com, follow us on Twitter @tekaydesigns  or like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tekaydesigns. TeKay Designs has a showroom in Houston Texas that is open by appointment only and is located at 2500 E. TC Jester Blvd, Houston TX 77008.

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