African Royalty Reigns a New York Runway
Each season fashion week in New York offers emerging fashion designers who take a unique approach to conceptualizing apparel. Concepts can range from colors, shape texture and a combination of everything that the creative mind can conceive. This season TeKay Designs, a couture studio based in Houston Texas, presented Queen of the Brides, a collection of gowns with accessories that are historic and have a cultural significance.
TeKay’s presentation opened with an acoustic chorus sound track, chromatic luminance and a branded light projection. Ethnic diversity was applied to model selection; as each model graced the catwalk with authoritarian elegance. But not without a subtle ‘vogue pose‘ here and there. While some gowns are accented with colorful embroidery, other gowns cast an angelic shimmer of beading as a decorative finish.
“Each season new gowns are added to this collection” explains Kimma Wreh, Fashion Designer and Creative Director for TeKay Designs. “Women of royalty are represented from all over the globe through these gowns. Places such as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The gowns express cultural themes that resonate with many ethnic groups. This is why it was important for Queen of the Brides collection to be presented in New York City. 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 humanity.”
The Queen of the Brides collection was accessorized for dramatization during the couture fashion show. However, each dress can be styled for a more contemporary look and accompanied with an optional matching bridesmaids’ dress. “This spring we are offering specials to brides who order matching bridal party dresses, gown accessories or statement jewelry pieces. We specialize in gown creations for themed weddings, and we have a reputation for creating custom ethnic fashions. We believe sharing cultural royalty is a significant way to pass on the legacy and heritage of family.” explains Kimma.