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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TeKay Designs Debut Pageant Gown Collection at United Nations Pageant

At the United Nations Pageant World Finals on July 6, 2014 in Kingston Jamaica, international fashion house TeKay Designs released their couture pageant gown collection.

Finalists and Designer at United Nations Pageant in Kingston Jamaica

Finalists and Designer at United Nations Pageant in Kingston Jamaica

The luxury brand showcased their pageant and multi-cultural bridal collection at an exclusive fashion show during this prestigious event.

Miss United Nations 2014 from Nigeria wearing TeKay Designs at the United Nations pageant in Kingston Jamaica

Ms. United Nations 2014 from Namibia wearing TeKay Designs

 

Ms. United Nations 2014 (Lembi Ndahafa Edward) from Namibia wearing TeKay Designs
Ms. United Nations 2014 from Namibia wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

Ms. United Nations 2014 (Lembi Ndahafa Edward) from Namibia wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

Miss United Nations from Nigeria receives Gift Certificate from TeKay Designs

Miss United Nations (Precious Chikwendu) from Nigeria wearing TeKay Designs

Miss Trinidad and Tobago wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

Miss Trinidad and Tobago United Nations 2014 wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

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Model wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant 2014 in Kingston Jamaica

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Miss Teen Namibia United Nations 2014 wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

Miss Trinidad and Tobago wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

Miss Trinidad and Tobago United Nations 2014 wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

Miss Trinidad and Tobago wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

Miss Trinidad and Tobago United Nations 2014 wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

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Miss Jamaica United Nations 2014 wearing TeKay Designs at United Nations pageant

As official sponsor and designer for the United Nations Pageant, Designer Kimma Wreh presented a gift certificate to Mr. United Nations 2014 from India (Rajan Sra) and Miss United Nations 2014 on behalf of TeKay Designs Inc.

Mr. United Nations from India & Miss United Nations 2014 from Nigeria receives Gift Certificate from TeKay Designs

Mr. United Nations from India & Miss United Nations 2014 from Nigeria receives Gift Certificate from TeKay Designs

Mrs. United Nations 2014 from South Africa receives Gift Certificate from TeKay Designs

Mrs. United Nations 2014 from South Africa receives Gift Certificate from TeKay Designs

Photographers: Ian B. McDonald Photography and VladTheTech

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

Thanks to the following publications that published story on Queen Of The Brides collection by TeKay Designs at New York Couture Fashion Week 2014.
http://www.couturefashionweek.com/tekaydesigns/tekaydesigns.html
http://www.couturefashionweek.com/press/tekay.htm

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.

YHM Magazine features TeKay Designs

New York Amsterdam News print newspaper features TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides

The Bahamas Weekly print newspaper features TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides

The New Pittsburgh Courier print newspaper features TeKay Designs: Queen Of The Brides

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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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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.

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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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