|Tegan King of Temiki Designs.|
One of the ever-present people during Dayton Fashion Week was Tegan King (pronounced T-A-gan, not Tee-gan), owner and designer for Temiki Designs. I met her during Casting for Dayton Fashion Week. Her presence remained on Facebook in various groups for Dayton Fashion Week, and I continued to see her smiling face during other Dayton Fashion Week functions. She's told me that she's always had a thing for gem stones, and her desire to design may have sprung from that. She must be one of the hardest working hand-made accessories people out there, because I never once saw her where she was relaxing. She always had beads in her hand. Even as a vendor during the last day of Dayton Fashion Week she was always busy finishing last minute accessories for other designers (such as Marlene Haute Couture - the headliner for Dayton Fashion Week).
When I saw her at the Fashion For a Cause event (she was a vendor) I remember thinking "how are they going to do a runway show with her jewelry?" I was pleasantly surprised.
So How Does Tegan King Show Jewelry On the Runway?
While Tegan actually provided jewelry for other designers, her own show took on a very different flavor. She had models wearing her designs over a simple black dress. This highlighted the intricacy of her designs and showed them to great effect. Her runway designs also were, in my opinion, a totally different take on on the accessories she was selling at the other events. These pieces were fabulous works of art! Here are some of my favorite shots I took during the show ( I do apologize - I was learning my camera so these are not all the best quality).
|Yihudeet Morgan modeling my favorite piece of the evening.|
|Model Lexii Henry|
|Not sure of Model, but love the turquoise used here.|
|Unsure of Model's Name, but I remember her from casting.|
|Model Olivia Nichols. Also a FABULOUS piece of jewelry.|
If you'd like to learn more about Temiki Designs please visit Temiki's Facebook page.