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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.