Friday, February 1, 2013

African American Designers: Kimma Wreh - TeKay Designs


 was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa and travelled to the US in 1988 after political unrest spurred the transition to the United States. Kimma immediately pursued her educational goals receiving a Bachelors Degree from Howard University in Washington D.C.

After completing her MBA in 1998, Kimma embraced her American dream when she founded TeKay Designs in 1998 with her sister. Always having a love of fashion and passion for ethnic, Kimma developed TeKay Designs to cater to the markets of Ethnic wear, including men’s, women’s, bridal, children’s wear, and accessories, and expanded to Maternity Bridal wear.

More recently, she was pivotal in adding Traditional Bridal wears as well as unique and delicately hand crafted jewelry to TeKay Designs portfolio.
Never one for mediocrity, Wreh’s pieces appeal to those who like elegance with a contemporary twist. Each piece is made individually with a limited quantity produced each year, much to the pleasure of her clients who crae unique items.

TeKay Designs is an international fashion house with headquarters in Houston Texas. TeKay designs and manufactures unique Bridal, Formal, and Ethnic wear, Accessories and its recently added jewelry line. The Bridal collection includes ethnic bridal, modern (traditional) bridal, and maternity bridal. The Ethnic line carries designs that embrace cultures in Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. We showcase fabrics and fashions influenced by various ethnic groups around the world by infusing cultural elements into current and historical creations.

In addition to embracing the cultures of these regions, it is also our goal to support the individuals who create these fabulous textiles and materials. TeKay is committed to Fair Trade practices as well as supporting our staff in Ghana whom we consider as extended family. TeKay Designs manufactures its products in the US and Ghana.

This ethnic inspired sleeveless and strapless wedding gown has kente trim around upper bust, waist, sides, and back of dress skirt with attached chapel train.  Lined with netting underneath. Zipper in back. The white veil has blue satin trim and kente headband included (at customer''''s request). Kente purse sold seperate. The woman''''s wedding gown is made in the U.S.A. Kente is hand woven in Ghana. This bridal attire is a TeKay Designs exclusive.  Fabric is super Guinnea brocade. All sales final. Order now.The fitted top has corset in back. Bolero included. The fishtail skirt has lovely embroidery around edges of train in back and around hem of skirt in front. Skirt waist band is flat with elastic on each side and zipper in back. Lined. Hat included. Fabric is Guinea brocade. Dry clean. Imported. Made in Ghana, West Africa. Make a cultural impression on your wedding day or special occassion. All sales final. Order now.

With over 14 years of history, TeKay Designs has been the subject of many notable interviews and features in magazines like The Knot, Bridal Guide Magazine, and the New York Times. Designing high quality products is our pledge to our customers. Offering a look of luxury at affordable prices, our fashionable collection of unique ethnic wear and contemporary pieces has endeared Tekay Designs to fashion gurus, creating a fabulous fit for every customer and making the bride’s dream come true.
This gorgeous full length sleeveless and strapless wedding gown is made of crepe satin with oriental jacquard fabric around the waist and in back of the attached train. Fully lined. Made in the U.S.A. Order now!
This stunning wedding gown is sleeveless with square neckline, and detachable train with ruffled edges and mix of satin with oriental jacquard fabric. Lined. Dress has jacquard waist band and zipper in back. Headpiece sold seperate. A TeKay Designs exclusive. Order now. All sales final.      The top of dress has a gorgeous silk flower. The dress skirt has embroidered lace over satin and lining. The lace overskirt has a pretty lace trim all around the edge.  Fully lined. Order now for your special day!


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