TeKay Designs:Queen of the Brides at Tiffany’s Fashion Week NY

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Couture Fashion Designer and Creative Director Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs, Inc. returned to New York for September 2015’s Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week and joined the lineup of designers for Tiffany’s Fashion Week New York International Fashion Extravaganza.

Held last September 14th at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza, Tiffany’s Fashion Week New York International Fashion Extravaganza served as a competition and platform for International designers, “whilst organizing New York manufacturing of their garment production and agents to market and sell their collections globally.”  Wreh featured her signature “Queen of the Brides Collection” during the 6pm designer showcase.

“Our signature Queen of the Brides collection offers luxurious bridal and formal gowns based on women of royalty and significant social status throughout history, and are accessorized with high-end fashion necklaces, headpieces and/or veils,” said Wreh.  “For Spring/Summer 2016, our couture bridal gowns will exude opulence, fine laces and flattering silhouettes reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour.”

Press conference for said event was held last September 13, 2015.


View photos of the fashion show here.


Photo credits: Danny Gbawar of Next Level Multimedia

Queen Of The Brides collection by TeKay Designs at Alhambra Ballroom’s 4th annual bridal show in New York

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Each year, Harlem’s historic Alhambra Ballroom celebrates the start of the wedding season with a showcase of culinary delights in the opulence of their Grand Ballroom. Beneath the draped chandeliers, local wedding vendors joined in to display their specialties in bridal services for budding couples. For this year’s event the Alhambra welcomed a refreshing, new approach to their presentation lineup by showcasing ethnic bridal gowns created by TeKay Designs “Queen of the Brides” gown collection. The Queen of the Brides is a prestigious and award winning luxury brand with design and production in Houston Texas and Ghana, Africa. The Fashion Designer, Ms. Kimma Wreh is internationally recognized for her ethnic inspired, and Afrique-Chic fashion creations.

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

“Queen of the Brides introduced a re-imagination of the conventional wedding. When we saw photos of these dresses on the Internet we knew the Queen of the Brides gowns would be a great fit for our bridal showcase.” explains Alhambra’s CEO Tracey Dechabert. Harlem is a place of history, ethnic diversity and there exist a cultural pride about African aesthetic. Harlem’s brides need to see that there is a cultural alternative to contemporary bridal fashions. The gown, just like cuisine can set a tone to your wedding day that intuitively shares your families heritage. The fusion between cultural fashions and cultural foods can be an experience that resonates throughout generations.” Says Dechabert.

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

Queen of the Brides offers formal gown creations that includes quality pieces of jewelry that reference a historical time period. The collection exemplified diverse cultures, as each gown represents a woman of royalty who has left an indelible mark on humanity. The collection included gowns named after Queen Nefertiti, Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, Queen Cleopatra Selene II, Queen Ankhesenamun of Egypt, Mumtaz Mahal – Mughal Queen of India, Queen Manta Tisi of South Africa, Queen Padmini of India, Queen Amina of Zaria Nigeria, Queen Nzingha Amazon of Matamba West Africa, Empress Candace of Ethiopia, Queen Consort Margherita of Italy, etc. The menswear line is culturally inspired  with aesthetic themes that ranges from historic to contemporary design.

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

“We are really honored to have been asked to present Queen of the Brides to the Harlem community. New York is a melting pot of ethnic cultures and that’s what makes this city an ideal place to present gowns that represent queens from varied cultures. Now, anyone can express their heritage and be a royal bride.” Explains Fashion Designer, Kimma Wreh.

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

Photographer: Macintosh Smith

The bridal showcase was interactive, entertaining and offered a variety of food dishes for sampling. The fusion between fashion, food and music stimulated every sense to create an experience that offers couples unique cultural ideas for creating their special wedding day. Dechabert stated, “Harlem is also growing more culturally diverse and we wish for this bridal showcase to be all-inclusive with vibrant cultures.  At the Alhambra, we take pride in delivering on request for many types of international cuisine from our ethnically diverse clients.”

(repost from Taji Mag)

Zuri Concepts provided video testimonial of TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides at Alhambra New York Bridal Show. Zuri Concepts is a boutique design studio located in Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, specializing in custom invitations and stationery.

Precious L. Williams (CEO at Perfect Pitches by Precious and Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC) gave endorsement of TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides showcase at the Alhambra Ballroom’s 4th Annual Bridal Expo in New York. Thank you.

(video by Khristina Brown Production)

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.

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.

Queen Nefertari Gown of ancient Egypt by Queen Of The BridesGown, Veil and Necklace by Queen of the brides representing Egyptian Queen Nefertari.
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.

Kenyan (Maasai) Queen Of The BridesRepresenting Kenyan (Maasai) Queen Of The Brides.

egyptian queen hatshepsutRepresenting Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut

qob-hifw2013-5Representing Queen Tiye of ancient Egypt

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
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