MEET THE DESIGNERS OF AFRICAN FASHION WEEK

TEKAY DESIGNS

TeKay Designs is an international fashion house, based in Houston Texas, that offers custom designs and ready-to-wear bridal gowns, formal dresses, semi formal wear, and fashion jewelry. TeKay Designs features handcrafted pieces that appeal to those who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist. TeKay Designs is most noted for providing unique ethnic wear and contemporary pieces for customers in the U.S.A and international customers. The fabrics and fashions showcased by TeKay Designs are influenced by diverse cultures and ethnic groups around the world.  With more than 16 years in business, TeKay Designs has been published in numerous print publications including The Knot, Bridal Guide, The New York Times, Self, Genlux, Viva, Filler, Chumash, Fashion Avenue News, Get Married Magazine, New York Amsterdam News, etc.  The company facilitates production in Houston, Texas and Ghana, Africa.

KACHI DESIGNS

Established 2010, Kachi Designs is the brainchild of upcoming, self-taught designer Chigozie “Chi Chi” Anaele. A true visionary, artist and entrepreneur, Chi Chi produced her very first ensemble using her own bedding. Fall of 2010, Chigozie branched out into creating her own ready to wear clothing; full of innovation and style, the demand for her designs soared. Kachi Designs is an inclusive band of West African influence that endeavors to help women see their own dynamic beauty through brilliant diverse patterns and styles.
Kachi Designs has participated in Houston Fashion Week, African Fashion Week New York, New York Fashion Week, Maryland Fashion Week, Brooklyn Fashion Week and was recently on the fashion edition on Great Day Houston hosted by Debra Duncan.

LUCAS ESCALADA COUTURE

Lucas Escalada is a renowned fashion designer from Equatorial Guinea. He has been able to run various fashion shows, organize beauty pageants for the benefit of both the youth and women in his country, while showcasing his line of indigenous fashions.  Lucas’ love for charity and fashion is what inspired him to be a fashion designer. By combining the two, Lucas found he was able to do what he loved, while expressing his creativity, and giving back to his community.  In addition to his role in the world of fashion, Escalada also studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Houston.
Kachi Designs has participated in Houston Fashion Week, African Fashion Week New York, New York Fashion Week, Maryland Fashion Week, Brooklyn Fashion Week and was recently on the fashion edition on Great Day Houston hosted by Debra Duncan.

BLOKES 'N' DIVAS

A fashion label that creates stunning couture and ready-to-wear garments fit for dramatically changing the way ethnic fashion is seen and appreciated. Run by Teddy Legbedion and Patrick Osaghae, originally non-fashion graduates, but with a cutting edge for afro-centric style attitude, who have been able to carve a niche for ourselves in the highly competitive style industry.

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