Media Coverage of TeKay Designs at New York Couture Fashion Week 2014

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Attractions TV features video coverage of TeKay Designs Fall 2014 Runway Show at Couture Fashion Week New York, February 2014

DZI: The Voice features story: TeKay Designs Presents “Queen of the Brides” Royalty Themed Gowns.

The Examiner releases coverage of Couture Fashion Week New York Fall 2014.

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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

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.

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.

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

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.

african wedding gowns and multi cultural ethnic gowns

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.

ethnic bridal gown and egyptian-inspired wedding dresses

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.

indian bridal dress and african wedding dresses

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.
Today’s Bride showcasing color.

indian inspired wedding dress

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.
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
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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.