Queen Of The Brides at New York Uptown Fashion Week

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.
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 offers couture bridal, formal gowns, pageant dresses, statement fashion jewelry, and trendy ethnic designs. We specializes in handcrafted pieces that appeal to clients who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist. 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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All photos courtesy of Studio M Photography.

Queen of the Brides at #ABlackXmas Fashion Show + Toy Drive

Eli Bell and WhiteWolf put together a very intimate and artsy fashion event in EaDo, Houston. The night entitled, A Black Christmas was a fashionably covert charity event benefiting Make Your Mark. Guests brought toys to be donated to the organization Make Your Mark that will be given to less fortunate families this Christmas Holiday.

TeKay Designs and several other up and coming designers previewed designs in front of the 50 or so patrons that night. Before the night was over Indie Rap group, Honor Roll JBC performed. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the next Fashion event from Eli Bell and White Wolf.

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Queen of the Brides at Houston Fashion Week

TeKay Designs released their Crown Collection of high end evening dresses and pageant gowns, and their signature Queen of the Brides collection at the fifth season of Houston Fashion Week.

Houstonians celebrated a week of fashion and philanthropy during the annual Houston Fashion Week showcased at the JW Marriott Hotel. Notable dignitaries in attendance were Trinelle Mc Hughes-Thomas from the City of Houston (Mayor’s office), Miss Houston, Miss Teen Houston, Mrs. Texas Int’l, Miss Jr. Lone Star State and Miss Teen Texas. The event spanned six days; and is produced by a group of local models, fashion photographers and style enthusiasts who are in support of Houston’s local Fashion Designers. There was a silent auction of dresses created by the participating designers to help raise financial support for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s chapter in Houston. The catwalk was wheelchair accessible, making this the first wheelchair friendly runway format for the Houston Fashion Week event.

During the awards segment, one designer, Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs was awarded 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 was based on scores by affiliate networks of the event, which included 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 carries white and cream colored gowns with gold trimmings. This season the line introduces 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.

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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 Houston Intercontinental Fashion Show (Day 2)

TeKay Designs showcased their Queen of the Brides collection at Houston Intercontinental Fashion Show last 23rd of November 2014.

At the Intercontinental Bridal Show, TeKay Designs will showcase a broad range of gowns and fashion jewelry from their Ethnic Bridal, Modern Bridal and Queen Of The Brides collections. TeKay’s gowns are global and span designs that have cultural elements from Asia, Europe and Africa. The Bridal collection includes modern (traditional), non-traditional and multi-cultural designs. The label’s signature Queen of the Brides collection offers high-end bridal and formal gowns that include quality pieces of jewelry representative from the same time period. The gowns are based on women of royalty and power throughout history and are accessorized with high end fashion necklaces, headpieces or veils. The Queen of the Brides collection is inspired by monarchies from historical civilizations around the world.

The Intercontinental Bridal Show is considered the largest multi-cultural bridal show in Houston, the 4th largest city in the U.S. The show is about bridging the gap between cultures. As an international, forward thinking city, we now have a bridal show that represents all aspects of our city. The Intercontinental Bridal Show will help attendees in planning a wedding, an anniversary or special occasion. Vendors will range from caterers, dress makers and designers, event venues, photographers, videographers, and everything you need to plan your dream wedding. KoumanKe’le African Dance & Drum Ensemble is scheduled to perform.

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Queen of the Brides at Houston Intercontinental Fashion Show (Day 1)

As a featured designer and sponsor of the Intercontinental Bridal Show, award winning TeKay Designs embraced diversity by featuring gowns from various countries around the world and the first model in a wheelchair.  Deborah Grayson Carpenter (National Spinal Cord Injury Association Ambassador) graced the runway in a couture gown that was released at the Intercontinental Bridal Show, making this the first wheelchair friendly gown by TeKay Designs. The event was held at Hilton Houston Southwest located at 6780 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77074 from 10 am to 6 pm. The TeKay Designs fashion show was held at 4 pm on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2014.

“TeKay Designs is committed to making a difference in the lives of women who are disabled by giving them the opportunity to look and feel glamorous. We want to open doors for women with spinal cord disabilities to share the catwalk during a moment of glamour.  Deborah Grayson Carpenter has a positive can-do attitude and great outlook on life despite her disability which is highly remarkable.  The gown will be given to Mrs. Carpenter to keep as a gesture of good will. This opportunity is about spiritual uplifting and helping to make Mrs. Carpenter’s dream come true”, states Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.

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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 Couture Fashion Week New York Fall / Winter 2014

The Queen Of The Brides collection comprised of luxurious bridal and evening gowns was presented on the runway 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

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

Neferneferuaten Tasherit DressRepresenting Egyptian princess Neferneferuaten Tasherit.

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.

QOB-HIFW2013-2bGown, Necklace, and Headpiece representing Egyptian Queen Cleopatra VII, the last Pharoah of ancient Egypt. She is escorted by model Egyptian Pharoah representing Ptolemy XIV.

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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queen Eleanor Gown, necklace and necklace by Queen Of The BridesRepresenting Queen Eleanor of England Gown

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 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.
19TeKay’s cultural gowns and jewelry are fused with western silhouettes, and can be worn for occasions beyond the wedding date.
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.

TeKay Designs Inc
website: http://www.queenofthebrides.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/queenofthebrides