The city of Dallas embraces African fashions and cultural heritage

L-R: Publisher Tosan Aduayi, Kimma Wreh of Tekay Designs and Regina Onyeibe (The City of Dallas Africa Liaison officer)

On May 16th, 2014, the City of Dallas and Trendy Africa Magazine co-hosted the second Dallas International Fashion Event to spotlight global fashion and the cultural heritage of Africa, including a mix of Asian and European cultures.  The event was a platform for international relations.  Held at the Dallas City Performance Hall, the evenings lineup featured dancers, entertainers, dignitaries, and international fashion designers.

L-R: Regina Onyeibe, Eeefy Ike, Publisher Tosan Aduayi

The event was presented by Trendy Africa Magazine to benefit the Dallas Youth Council.  Nigerian Senator Florence Ita Giwa, Dallas Councilwoman Vonciel Jones-Hill, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa and Publisher May Olusola were among the honorees to receive the distinguished Tammae Award. TAMMAE is an annual mothers appreciation concept by Trendy Africa Magazine to honor women who have impacted their communities through personal and professional efforts.

L-R: Robert Brune of Arik Air New York, Tosan Aduayi and Chibuzor Okonta of Trendy Africa Magazine


The presenting fashion designers were Afua Sam – Studio DMaxsi (Ghana), Aphropolitan (USA), Teddy Legredion – Blokes-N-Divas (Nigeria), Nick Rose – Bose Trendy Beads (Nigeria), Eefy Ike  Style Is Innate (Nigeria), Wumi Oluwadafe – Wumi O Collection (Nigeria), Cassidy Elizabeth Mae Brown – Elizabeth Mae (USA), Lucas Escalada  LNE (Equatorial Guinea), and Kimma Wreh – TeKay Designs (Liberia).

L-R: Florence Ita Giwa, Senator of Nigeria, Abike Dabiri Erewa member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives, Publisher Tosan Aduayi and May Olusola, Publisher and founder of MannaEXPRESS
Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs w/ event models.

I am pleased to be chosen as one of the key fashion presenters during this showcase. explains Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.  I create the type of African-inspired dresses and ethnic bridal gowns that many people dont get to see.  Dallas Texas is recognized as the ninth-largest city and a highly culturally diverse city in the U.S.  This fashion platform provided the Dallas community an opportunity to experience alternative fashion styles that are accessible here in Texas. Thats why this showcase is so important!  Fashion design and styling is a good example of how people can generate the best ideas when we embrace our cultural differences.

The Dallas Int’l Fashion event was attended by special guests including: Dwaine Caraway (Dallas City Councilman), Karl Z. (City of Dallas), Lee McKinney (Assistant Director, office of Economic Development, City of Dallas), Honorable Abike Dabiri Erewa (Chairman, Diaspora committee and Federal House of Representatives in Nigeria), Ime Udo (member National Council for Arts and Culture, in Nigeria), Bob Brunner (Vice President – Arik Air Int’l), Eeefy Ike (Int’l Motivational Speaker and Fashion Designer), Regina Onyeibe (The City of Dallas, Africa liaison officer), and Chinwe Isaac (Nigerian Actress and Film Producer).

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