TeKay Designs Represented Liberia at UNESCO Hosted Fashion Show in Paris, France

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Education (UNESCO) hosted the global edition of the Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) Paris last 29th October, 2016 in its Place de Fontenoy headquarters. Award-winning TeKay Designs (founded by Liberian Fashion Ambassador / Designer Kimma Wreh) represented the Republic of Liberia as the country’s top designer at this prestigious event.

The UNESCO hosted fashion show in Paris constituted the global edition of Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) involving fashion designers, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from over 30 African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity. TeKay Designs showcased two-2 collections at the AFR Paris event: Pride of Liberia collection comprised of Liberian-made tie-dye and country cloth apparel, and Queen Of The Brides collection with couture gowns representing women of significant social status from various countries around the world.

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Watch Ms Kimma Wreh’s remarks about the event here

The African edition of AFR was hosted by the African Union in its headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia from 13th – 15th September, 2016. TeKay Designs showcased their Spring 2017 “Pride of Liberia” collection.  Activities held during the African edition included the first African Fashion Business Summit and exhibition, and fashion show by each of the participating countries including Liberia.  Wreh spoke to fashion summit attendees about the Liberian fashion industry, encouraged investment in Liberia and patronage of Liberian textiles, apparel, accessories, arts and crafts. Ms Wreh also visited the Liberian embassy in Paris, France and interviewed Hon. Excellency William Allen, Liberia’s ambassador to France.

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Watch Ms Kimma Wreh’s interview here

 

Taken and excerpted from PRLog

Queen of the Brides at the African Bridal Affair Fashion Show

TeKay Designs, a bespoke couture house based in Houston showcased her beautiful collection on Sunday April 6th, 2014 at the African Bridal Affair fashion show in Irving, TX. Her designs wowed the crowd. TeKay Designs presented her “Queen of the Brides”, a collection of gowns with accessories that are historic and have a cultural significance. She had earlier exhibited the unique line at the 2014 New York Fashion Week.

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Queen Of The Brides at Couture Fashion Week New York

TeKay Designs, a bridal couture house based in Houston, Texas, presented its Queen of the Brides collection in New York. The design concepts are sophisticated shapes in fine fabrics, textures and colors.

The design house opened its show with an acoustic soundtrack of a chorus, chromatic luminance and a branded light projection. Models walked down the runway in sophisticated bridal gowns in fine fabric, colourful embroidery, and intricate beading details. For spring 2014, TeKay is offering specials to brides who are looking for matching bridal party dresses, gown accessories or statement jewelry pieces and bridal creations for themed weddings.

TeKay’s fashion designer and creative director, Kimma Wreh describes the collection as, “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 are represented. The gowns express cultural themes that resonate with many cultural groups’. “This is why it was so important for the Queen of Brides collection to be presented in New York City during Fashion Week. 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 society”, she added.

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Queen Of The Brides at The Haute Couture Fashion Show

Queen Of The Brides was selected as the editor’s choice by Houston Fashion Week with the premiere of the Haute Couture Fashion Show in Houston, TX. The top level fashion presentation took place at Urban Retreat on October 10, 2013. Queen Of The Brides at Haute Couture Fashion ShowThe Haute Couture Fashion Show was held in a  decorated outdoor terrace in the evening.  The runway was lined with candles and floral decorations adorned the walls.Queen Of The Brides at Haute Couture Fashion Show Queen Eleanor GownQueen Of The Brides at Haute Couture Fashion ShowQueen Of The Brides at Haute Couture Fashion ShowQueen Isis GownQueen Of The Brides at Haute Couture Fashion ShowQueen Of The Brides at Haute Couture Fashion ShowQueen Nefertari Gown and headpieceQueen Of The Brides at Haute Couture Fashion ShowQueen Nefertiti Gown, Headpiece, Necklace and Armlets HFW-QOB7aHFW-QOB7bQueen Cleopatra Gown, Headpiece and Statement Necklace
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HFW-QOB8dVisit www.queenofthebrides.com to view the Queen Of The Brides Collection.

Houston International Fashion Week 2013 features Queen Of The Brides Collection

The renowned Queen Of The Brides collection representing royalty was featured at Houston Community Fashion Week on August 3, 2013 at Fifth Street Community Center (3110 5th Street, Stafford TX 77477).

Egyptian Queen Nefertari and Pharoah Ramesses the Great

Representing Egyptian Queen Nefertari and Pharoah Ramesses the Great

qob-hifw2013-2aTeKay Designs Inc. released several new Egyptian inspired bridal designs at Houston International grand fashion extravaganza including wedding gowns representing Egyptian Queen Isis, Queen Nefertari, Pharoah – Ramesses the Great, and Princess Neferneferuaten Tasherit.

egyptian bridal dress, egyptian wedding gownGown and jewelry represents Egyptian Queen and Goddess Isis. The name Isis means “Throne” and her headdress is a throne. As the personification of the throne, Isis was an important representation of the Pharaoh’s (King’s) power.

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Egyptian Queen NefertariQueen Nefertari was the great royal wife and favorite Queen of Ramesses II whom we today call Ramesses the Great, the most powerful Pharaoh (King) to ever rule ancient Egypt.

Representing Egyptian Pharoah Ramesses the Great, the most powerful Pharaoh (King) to ever rule ancient Egypt.Representing Egyptian Pharoah – Ramesses the Great

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qob-hifw2013-4aNeferneferuaten Tasherit was an Ancient Egyptian princess of the 18th dynasty and the fourth daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Great Royal Wife Nefertiti.

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QOB-HIFW2013-2Queen Cleopatra VII is the most documented, written about, and studied female ruler in ancient Egypt. Cleopatra is portrayed as a great beauty, and her successive conquests of the world’s most powerful men (Julius Caesar and Mark Antony) are taken as proof of her aesthetic appeal.

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ABOUT QUEEN OF THE BRIDES

Queen of the Brides, based in Houston Texas, offers high-end historical bridal and formal gowns that include quality pieces of jewelry representative of the same time period. Queen of the Brides is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeKay Designs which was founded in 1998.

The gowns and dresses we offer represent queens from historical tribes, or countries where people held their royalty in high regard. The gowns are based on leading ladies and women of power throughout history; and are infused with cultural elements representative of a distinct time.  Designing high quality products is our pledge to our customers. The brides who wear our gowns will feel like a queen on their special day. Our gowns can be worn to weddings, prom, pageant or special occasion.

Visit our website at: http://www.queenofthebrides.com
Visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/queenofthebrides

African wedding dresses and Egyptian bridal gowns with couture jewelry

TeKay Designs specializes in unique ethnic wedding dresses, African inspired wedding gowns and Egyptian bridal gowns with couture bridal jewelry.

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Designer (Dress & Necklace): TeKay Designs
Collection: Queen Of The Brides
Photography & MUA: Sain-City Productions LLC
Model: Rozy Akther

Find your gown at TeKay Designs. We provide multi-cultural, ethnic and African-inspired bridal gowns and statement jewelry with exquisite beading and trims.

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Designer (Dress & Necklace): TeKay Designs
Collection: Queen Of The Brides
Photography & MUA: Sain-City Productions LLC
Model: Rozy Akther

The shapes and silhouettes of our ethnic and cultural wedding dresses are designed to flatter your figure.

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Designer: TeKay Designs
Collection: Queen Of The Brides
Model: Tanja Nagler
Photography & MUA: Sain-City Productions LLC

We have flowing fabrics and flattering silhouettes that captivate attention all around.

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Designer (Dress & Necklace): TeKay Designs
Collection: Queen Of The Brides
Photography & MUA: Sain-City Productions LLC
Model: Katt Montel

Our African-American wedding gown designs available from traditional classics to modern elegance.

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Designer (Dress & Crown): TeKay Designs
Collection: Queen Of The Brides
Photography & MUA: Sain-City Productions LLC
Model: Kohcoa Kibibijaweta

Refined beauty, Glowing elegance, Elegant designs, and Beautiful details.
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Designer (Dress & Crown): TeKay Designs
Collection: Queen Of The Brides
Photography & MUA: Sain-City Productions LLC
Model: Kohcoa Kibibijaweta

Visit www.queenofthebrides.com for more selection of ethnic and Egyptian wedding dresses.  Also visit www.tk-designs.com for clothing for the entire bridal party.

African bridal gowns by TeKay Designs at the Ultimate Wedding Showcase

The ultimate in African wedding gowns and ethnic bridal dresses was on display in New York City during the annual bridal showcase that is hosted by Circle of Sisters and WBLS Radio. The guest brides appeared to be in awe over the display of colorfully designed bridal gowns. One may think, once you’ve seen one white wedding dress, you’ve seen them all. However, these are no ordinary wedding gowns. On display was the launch of the ‘Queen of the Brides’ collection by TeKay Designs.
13_Tekay_Bridal_Expo_2013TeKay Designs presented wedding gowns and groom’s attire that represents matriarchs from ancient civilizations. Brides who want an event that’s to be remembered for generations invest in a theme that’s centered around the bridal gown. And no theme is more compelling than that of your heritage. 4lg

Each runway model displayed cultural bridal attire and ethnic gowns inspired by the ancient thrones of Africa. The models portrayed Queen Sheba of Ethiopia, Queen Mumtaz Mahal of India, and Egyptian queens Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Tiye, Ankhesenamun, and Hatshepsut.
08_Tekay_Bridal_Expo_2013The presentation wouldn’t have been complete with out a Pharaoh to escort each Egyptian queen. After all, shouldn’t every bride have her own bare-skinned Pharaoh?
17lg1614Each fashion look features an aesthetic embellishment such as a necklace, bracelet, veil or headpiece that’s of cultural or historic relevance. Veils have been a traditional wedding staple for years; dating back to the 13th century BC.
12algAncient Egyptian queens wore a range of elaborate crowns and head pieces linked frequently to the Queen’s role as a goddess such as Isis.
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In modern times, the veil is more a symbol of wedding elegance, and a fashion accessory that complements the dress.The bronze metallic headpiece has gold beads and scales and is a historical replica of headpieces worn by Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.
39_Tekay_Bridal_Expo_2013Queen Nefertiti’s gown has hand stitched golden crystal trim, appliqués and beads.
But the jewelry and headpieces complete the look. The glass necklace with pearls, crystals and hand blown faceted glass beads has a distinct, royal Egyptian look. The gold, silver, and rhinestone headpiece and armbands with a crystal appliqué in it’s center added a finishing touch of regal beauty to the ensemble.
32_Tekay_Bridal_Expo_2013However, the gowns that are inspired by culture, such as the Maasai wedding dress are equally as regal. The Maasai people in Kenya are a proud nomadic warrior tribe whose women wear elaborate and colorful beaded necklaces and bold earrings.

56_Tekay_Bridal_Expo_2013The TeKay fashion line-up also included flower girl dresses with embroidered colors to match the ethnic bridal gowns.
11a As an option, TeKay’s gowns can be ordered with a set of matching bridesmaid’s dresses and groomsmen’s attire to complete a theme wedding ceremony.
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6lg8lgCreative Director Kimma Wreh introduced the ‘Queen of the Brides’ collection that was launched early this year. “We are very excited to introduce our new bridal collection. Each dress is unique and has never been seen in the New York market. New York is known for trend-setting fashions so it’s important that the Queen of the Brides collection be well received by style conscious New Yorkers. We are also very proud to showcase at an event where African-American brides are the focus. TeKay Designs offers a cultural option for brides who want to add meaning to their wedding by incorporating their African culture into the affair. Sharing your culture does more than define you, sharing your culture completes your entire family. It’s a gift that transcends to future generations”, say’s Wreh.

During the event, TeKay Designs offered a free ethnic bridal gown give-away for a lucky bride that entered their promotional contest. So if you’re a bride who is inspired by culture, and is worthy of royalty; this promotional opportunity was certainly for you.

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website: http://www.queenofthebrides.com
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TeKay Designs at The Ultimate Wedding Showcase in New York

TeKay Designs At The Ultimate Wedding Showcase

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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.
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TeKay 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 queenofthebrides@yahoo.com  or call 832-969-5961. You can also visit our website at  www.queenofthebrides.com, follow us on Twitter @tekaydesigns  or like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/queenofthebrides. 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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Queen Of The Brides

“Queen of the Brides” is a limited edition collection that features historical couture bridal gowns complete with jewelry and headpieces, a staple of Tekay Designs’ aesthetic. TeKay has been diligently creating ethnic bridal gown concepts that personify royalty. The inspiration for the Queen of the Brides collection are historical fashion icons from ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, and South Africa.

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The gowns represent women of power throughout history and are infused with cultural elements from a distinct time in history. The initial collection includes gowns named after Queen Nefertiti of Egypt, Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, Queen Cleopatra Selene II of Egypt, Queen Ankhesenamun of Egypt, Mumtaz Mahal – Mughal Queen of India, and Manta Tisi – The Queen of the Wild Cats in South Africa.

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Each bridal ensemble is worn with a headpiece or veil, jewelry and elaborate embroidery or beading stitched onto the gown. The fabrics include silk, embroidered lace, beaded Dupioni silk,  Duchesse satin, Poe de Soua, Aso-ake, Vintage lace trim, crystal and rhinestone trim.  The dominant colors in the collection are gold and silver which is symbolic. In ancient Egypt, yellow was the symbol of gold and immortality, white represented happiness.

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Visit our website at www.queenofthebrides.com to view our extensive collection.