TeKay Designs to represent Liberia at UNESCO hosted Fashion Show in Paris France
By: TeKay Designs
The UNESCO hosted fashion show in Paris will constitute the global edition of Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) involving fashion designers, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from over 30 African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity. TeKay Designs will showcase two-2 collections at the AFR Paris event: Pride of Liberia collection comprised of Liberian-made tie-dye and country cloth apparel, and Queen Of The Brides collection with couture gowns representing women of significant social status from various countries around the world.
The African edition of AFR was hosted by the African Union in its headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia from 13th - 15th September, 2016. TeKay Designs showcased their Spring 2017 "Pride of Liberia" collection. Activities held during the African edition included the first African Fashion Business Summit and exhibition, and fashion show by each of the participating countries including Liberia. Wreh spoke to fashion summit attendees about the Liberian fashion industry, encouraged investment in Liberia and patronage of Liberian textiles, apparel, accessories, arts and crafts.
"This effort is part of a world tour spanning 3 continents (Americas, Europe and Africa) to educate governments and consumers on Liberian fashion, culture and tourism by showcasing traditional Liberian made apparel and accessories on runway shows, trade exhibitions, advertising and promotions. After the European showcase, I plan to travel to Liberia and engage in dialogue with public and private sector leaders with emphasis on upliftment of the Liberian fashion, culture and tourism sector." stated Kimma Wreh.
The Africa Fashion Reception Paris show will feature designers representing various African countries including TeKay Designs – Liberia, Botocy – Botswana, Kaz O Zah Art – Burundi, Paradise Fashion – Ethiopia, Fanny Mandina – DR Congo, Classic Fashion – Namibia, Walove by Designs – Kenya, Kokonut Stylist – Swaziland, Keto Couture – Nigeria, Chizo – Zambia, De La Sebure – Burkina Faso, Hall of Peters – Ghana, Alphao Fashion – Guinea, Inkanda – Rwanda, Fall Prov – Senegal, Diana Fashion – Tanzania, Arampapa by Santa Anzo – Uganda, Ghizlaine Bouzit – Morocco, Bulongo Clothing, Our Heritage Clothing, Fay Designs, Zarita Couture, etc.
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TeKay Designs is an award winning international fashion designer brand (founded by Liberian Designer Kimma Wreh in 1998) with operations in the USA and West Africa (Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria). Wreh was commissioned in June 2015 as Liberia's Fashion Ambassador representing Liberia's National Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union in the USA. TeKay Designs has been featured in New York Fashion Week, Chicago Fashion Week, Houston Fashion Week, and the brand received the prestigious West Africa Women's Wear Designer of The Year 2016 award. Website: http://www.tk-
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